Writer | Artist | Teacher


Aurora Bonner is an environmentally charged writer and artist. Aurora grew up in rural America in the Pennsylvania Wilds and Endless Mountain regions, and much of her writing reflects experiences and issues in these areas. 


Aurora's recent writing has been published through the Colorado Review, Assay: Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Brevity, Hippocampus Magazine, and Under the Gum Tree. In addition to other past publications and exhibitions, she has won first place in creative nonfiction at the 2016 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. 


An energetic problem-solver, Aurora has been committed to the arts and education throughout her life. She speaks regularly at conferences and teaches writing, art, yoga classes, and wellness practices through workshops, retreats, and classes.

Aurora has studied at the Tin House Summer Workshops in Portland, Oregon, and at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing. 



MFA / Creative Writing

Wilkes University 

MS / Academic Advising

Kansas State University 

BA / Art History & Studio Arts

Bloomsburg University 


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