Patricia Weaver Francisco

Patricia Weaver Francisco is the author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery (HarperCollins), which won the Minnesota Book Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction. She is the author of Cold Feet, a novel (Simon & Schuster), Village Without Mirrors, a collection of lyric essays (Milkweed Editions), and the plays Sign of a Child, and Lunacy (The Dramatic Publishing Company).

Francisco is a member of the full-time faculty of the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University, and is the creative nonfiction editor of Water~Stone Review. She was an online mentor in fiction and creative nonfiction through the Split Rock Arts Program from 2008-2010, and for The Loft Literary Center from 2011-2013.