MFAW-VT alumna Juanita Kirton has just been named the 2019 Baker Veteran Scholar at the Longleaf Writers Conference.
Juanita Kirton – 2019 Baker Veteran Scholar
Dr. Juanita Kirton earned MFA from Goddard College (2015) in Creative Writing & Poetry and was the recipient of the Goddard College Spirit Scholarship. Juanita is published in several anthologies including, A Journal of Hope and Healing, Caribbean Writer, Chester H. Jones Literary Journal, Clevergirl, Exit 13 Magazine, Goldfinch Literary Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Narrative, Other Voices, Persimmon Tree, Pink Panther Magazine, Rat’s Ass Online Journal, Stone Canoe, and Veterans Voices. Winner of the Sisters in Script self-publishing grant, which resulted in the publication of her “Inner Journey” chapbook, 2009. Her Peace Haiku was selected for Peace Mural in Philadelphia. Juanita is a member of Women Who Write, Inc., International Women’s Writing Guild & Women Reading Aloud workshop series. She is on the editorial staff for the Clockhouse Literary Journal and is a teaching artist with Crossing Point Arts (Arts for survivors of human trafficking). Currently, Juanita is completing a full-length poetic memoir.
Dr. Kirton served fourteen years in US Army. She enjoys touring the US on her motorcycle and is a member of The Riverside Church Inspirational Choir, NYC. She lives in North East PA with her spouse.