Jane Anne Staw has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; Stanford University; for over 20 years at The University of California at Berkeley Extension, where she was named an Honored Instructor; and most recently, for 12 years, in the MFA Program in Writing at the University of San Francisco. She serves on the Advisory Board of the UC Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing. As well, she has been a Bay Area Writing Coach for the past 15 years, working with writers on projects ranging from memoirs and historical fiction to novels, short stories and essays. Her new book, Small: The Little We Need for Happiness, has just been published by Shanti Arts Publishing. Her other books include: Parsnips in the Snow: Talks with Midwestern Gardeners (with Mary Swander), University of Iowa Press, 1990, and Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block, St. Martin’s, 2003.