Renée E. D’Aoust is the author of the memoir “Body of a Dancer” (Etruscan Press), which was a Foreword Reviews “Book of the Year” finalist. She has numerous publications and awards to her credit, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at American Dance Festival, support from the Puffin Foundation, and grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Awards include Permafrost’s “Midnight Sun Award” (fiction), Food for Thought’s “Julie Harris Award for Emerging Playwrights,” and AWP’s “Intro to Journals” project (cnf). Five essays have been named “Notable Essays” in the Best American Essays series, and she has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. D’Aoust’s conference presentations include &NOW in Paris, France, two panels at AWP/Seattle, and two panels forthcoming at AWP/Minneapolis.
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