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Dan Strawn

Dan Strawn took up creative writing after a long career in business and education.

In addition to Strawn’s longer works, his stories and essays have been published in a number of editions of Idaho Magazine and Trail Blazer Magazine. His short story “Son” was a first-place winner in Idaho Magazine’s 2014 Short Fiction Contest. His essay “Everyman’s Smalltown” was a finalist in the University of Oregon’s 2005 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. His novel Black Wolf’s Return was nominated for a 2014 book award by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

ArtChowder Magazine featured Strawn’s creative writing ventures in their Nov/Dec 2023 issue. Check it out by going to and selecting the Nov/Dec issue in the issues bar in the left-hand margin.

Strawn is a life member of the AT&T Pioneers and a member of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation. He served as a member of the Foundation’s board of directors for several years.

Strawn volunteered for over ten years in the early 2000s as an interpreter of the Nez Perce experience for the Nez Perce National Park and the Oregon State Park.

He currently lives in Vancouver, Washington.

Between 2005 and 2015, he taught courses for the Mature Learning division at Clark Community College in Vancouver. In 2008 he took his students to eastern Oregon and Idaho, where they experienced first-hand the Nez Perce story they had been studying.