Anna Witte is a writer, artist, and educator from Vashon Island, Washington. She is the author (and illustrator) of award-winning, bilingual (Spanish-English) children’s books including The Parrot Tico Tang / El loro Ticotango, Lola’s Fandango / El Fandango de Lola. Lola’s Fandago won the 2011 Booklist Editor’s Choice and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Witte was the co-author of Slow Time: Recovering the Natural Rhythm of Life, a book of exercises exploring different dimensions of time in the creative process. She wrote Cara de Chapluín, children’s stories exploring indigenous Chilean culture.
Dr. Witte, who was raised in Spain in a German family, is a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Washington. She often teaches at the UW campus in Leon, Spain. In her free time, she exhibits her paintings and is active in music and drama. She formerly taught in MLL at EWU.