About the Artist
Tanya Whiton is a Portland, Maine-based writer, editor, and writing coach. She helps creative people across multiple disciplines develop and revise stories for web, print, and film. Her goals are to help clients achieve greater authenticity, narrative cohesion, and structural integrity in their work.
Tanya’s fiction has recently been featured in The Cincinnati Review, Al Pie de la Letra, Fanzine, CutBank, and Collateral. She won second prize in Zoetrope: All Story’s 2017 Short Fiction Contest; she was a finalist for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Contest.
Twice the recipient of the Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Maine writers, Tanya has received NEPA Awards for her nonfiction. In 2014, she and photographer Heidi Killion published Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine.
A co-writer and associate producer of the documentary feature, THE ZEN SPEAKER: BREAKING THE SILENCE (Culture Dog Films), she also co-wrote the short film THE DEAL, winner of a Special Jury Prize at the U.S. National Short Film Competition.
With over fifteen years of experience as a creative writing teacher, Tanya specializes in articulating deep story and clarifying story arc and structure. She works with visual artists and filmmakers on documentary and narrative projects, in addition to coaching fellow writers.
Preferred Audiences: Adult
Disciplines: Literature, Creative nonfiction, Fiction, Publisher, Film/video, Scriptwriting