Lois Williams teaches poetry, reading, and writing in the Department's undergraduate curriculum. She writes about landscape, family, and migration. Her poems and nonfiction have earned her two full fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, a Barbara Deming Memorial Award for women writers, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts individual artist fellowship. In 2006/7 she was Charles Pick Fellow in Writing at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Her work has appeared in Reader, Western Pennsylvania History, Fourth River, Cave Wall, and 5AM, and has been commissioned locally by Writers in the Gardens/City of Asylum-Pittsburgh and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her nonfiction was recently published in Granta and The New England Review.