Perrin Kerns

CDS Courses Instructor

Perrin Kerns has been teaching creative writing for over thirty years. She currently teaches literature, creative writing, and digital storytelling at Prescott College, Portland State University, Clark College, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Fishtrap Writers Conference, and Literary Arts. Her own creative work has taken her from lyric essay to digital storytelling to personal narrative documentaries based on her lyric essays. Perrin won the Director’s Choice award for her documentary Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down’s Syndrome from the San Francisco Shorts festival and Best Short Animation from the Oregon Independent Film Festival for her film about her miscarriage.

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