Miss Edith's Speaker Page

Miss Edith (Dr. Edith Cook) holds an MA in English with Emphasis on Creative Writing from University of California at Davis and a doctorate (DA) in Language Arts from Middle Tennessee State University. She has taught at two-year colleges in California and at universities in South Dakota and Tennessee. Her stories and essays have been published in anthologies and literary magazines. In Wyoming she earned the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank D. Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award, a professional development grant and, more recently, a stipend to attend a 2024 Writers’ Conference. She writes for the online www.thecheyennepost.com, see her page "Columns Cheyenne Post." She reads nonfiction submissionsfor Mud Season Review and serves as vice president for Wyoming Writers, Inc. In Califonia, she authored a chapbook, A Slip of the Tongue. 

See Pubications and Handles, below.

Here are two one-minute clips that are exercises to prepare for TEDx speaking.

About Grief and Rage

About Fentanyl

Miss Edith has spoken as Lay Leader at several Unitarian Universalist churches in Wyoming, most recently at UU Church of Cheyenne on July 30, 2023, when her topic was the overdose scourge of fentanyl via prescription and street drugs.
Twice she presented at conferences for MAAFA-Sankofa, the Day of Remembrance of African Dispersement and Slavery, most recently on October 14, 2023.
In August 2023, she held and evening of classical guitar and conversation for the Saratoga Friends of the Library and audience.

Guitar Duets with Landon Peck

La Rossignol

Lesson for Two Lutes

Miss Edith is enrolled in a Thought Leader course that prepares attendees to deliver TEDx presentations.
During March 2024, she'll be giving severaltalks (not TEDx) while visiting in Germany and Switzerland.

Publications and Handles

 “Oxygen, ah Oxygen!” appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of Tint Literary Journal, which publishes ESL writers.  https://tintjournal.com/essay/oxygen-ah-oxygen
"Chaos and Consolation" appeared in Syncopation Literary Journal on January 1, 2022. This journal publishes stories and essays related to music.
https://syncopationliteraryjournal.files.wordpress.cm/2021/12/e.-cook-chaos-and-consolation.pdf
“The Black Stones of Regret” appeared in December 2020 in Inklette Literary Magazine. 
https://inklettemagazine.com/2020/12/18/the-black-stones-of-regret/
“Virus in America” appeared in the Special Election Issue of The Courtships of Winds on November 1, 2020, https://www.thecourtshipofwinds.org/edith-cook
“My Late-in-Life Romance” appeared in November 2020 in OyeDrum, https://oyedrum.com/later-in-life-romance/
Early October: The literary journal Too Well Away has published my reflections on war, “Traumas of the Past,” currently online but will appear in its anthology:
http://toowellaway.com/traumas-of-the-past/ 
“When Mourning Becomes Family Story” appeared in Cagibi Literary Journal, Issue # 5, https://cagibilit.com/when-mourning-becomes-family-story/
 “Wyoming Snakes” was published in June 2019 in WREN, a publication of Wyoming Rural Electric Association, Cheyenne WY. It is incorporated in “The Veterinarian Saves a Snake.”
 “What Remains with Us” appeared as “Aftermath of a War” in Crossroads: An Anthology of Short Stories, The Lit Up Press, San Bernardino, CA, 2019. 
 “Windy Acres” appeared in Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers, Sastrugi Press, San Diego, CA, and Jackson Hole, WY, 2018.
 A Slip of the Tongue, poetry chapbook, published by Graham Press, Mountain View, CA, 1995.
“Off Guard” appeared in the “Women Working” Issue (Issue # 20) of Sing! Heavenly Muse, Minneapolis, MN, 1992.