Who

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Catherine Gammon is a fiction writer and a Soto Zen priest. Her novel Sorrow (Braddock Avenue Books, 2013) was a final nominee for the Northern California Book Award. Her novel Isabel Out of the Rain was published in 1991 by Mercury House. Her shorter fiction has appeared in literary journals for many years, and in 2012 she published an early collection of stories from the 1970s, Beauty and the Beast. Catherine has trained for twelve years in residence at San Francisco Zen Center. She was ordained a priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi in 2005. Before beginning her period of residential Zen training, Catherine taught on the MFA faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. Since serving as Shuso at Green Dragon Temple/Green Gulch Farm in 2010, she has given teachings in Zen and writing in the U.K., in Brooklyn, in Pittsburgh, in Massachusetts, and at SFZC’s Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. Catherine lives again in Pittsburgh, where she hosts Neighborhood Zen.

Further information is available at catherinegammon.com.

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