Lynn Magill lives in Western Washington with deep Iowa roots that influence many aspects of her work. She writes poetry and nonfiction and is also a painter and visual artist. She will graduate from Central Washington University in 2021 with a master’s degree in Professional and Creative Writing. Lynn has two creative nonfiction pieces publishing in the anthology Writings on Emotional, Physical and Verbal Abuse via McFarland & Sons in Fall of 2020. She is currently enjoying a career in academia supporting the people who change the world. Lynn loves to travel and spend time with her husband on their Texas ranch herding goats and finding any excuse to avoid being within range of cell phone reception.

Lynn Magill

Artist Statement:


I write poetry and creative nonfiction, and also create art (primarily oil and acrylic paintings) made from recycled and upcycled materials that evoke strong Pacific Northwest and coastal influences. Both my written and visual art are informed by and reflect on our ability to create beauty in unexpected places and derive meaning and elevation from the unfinished and overlooked.

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Curriculum Vitae


Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing, Central Washington University, graduation Winter 2021

Certification: State of Washington Public Procurement/Contract Management, 2016

Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University of Phoenix, 2006 

Associate of Arts in General Studies, University of Phoenix, 2004


"The Envelope" (creative nonfiction), The Good Life Review, forthcoming Fall 2020

"Take Me Home, Boys" (poem), Route 7 Review (Issue 8), forthcoming Fall 2020

“You Smiled” (creative nonfiction/prose): Writings on Domestic, Verbal, and Physical Abuse (anthology), McFarland & Company, forthcoming Fall 2020

“Michael” (creative nonfiction): Writings on Domestic, Verbal, and Physical Abuse (anthology), McFarland & Company, forthcoming Fall 2020

Selected Visual Exhibitions and Works

Contributing Artist, Mays Pond Community Center, December 2019Custom Work: Everett Animal Shelter annual benefit auction, 2018

Contributing Artist, Edmonds Art Walk, 2017

Contributing Artist, Mill Creek Art Walk, 2014-2017

Northwest Outdoorsmans’ Exposition (Washington State Fairgrounds), Sponsored by Cooke Canyon Hunt Club, September 2016

Custom Work: Honest Tea Corporation, 2015

Kate’s Greek and American Deli, Everett, WA (permanent installation/rotating exhibit) – 2013-Present

Virtual Presentations:

Ask Us Anything About Procurement (monthly series) – February 2020-Present

Sole Source Purchasing (webinar), University of Washington – November 2019

Conference Presentations:

Procuring Accessible IT; Accessibility Liasons Quarterly Conference, University of Washington, November 5, 2020

Insurance and Risk Management: Overview, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation Regional Sales Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2007

Contract Risk Management; ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation Regional Sales Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2007

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:

Higher Education IT Procurement Consortium, 2020-Present

University of Washington Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, 2020-Present

Luxembourg-American Society, 2019-Present

Women in Procurement, 2019-Present

Purchasing Affairs Council (Washington State), 2019-Present

Sourcewell Advisory Board, 2018-Present

University of Washington IT Accessibility Liaison, 2017-Present

University of Washington Safety Committee/Warden, 2017-Present

Sons of Norway, 2017-Present

Society for Collegiate Travel and Educational Management, 2017-Present

National Association of Educational Procurement, 2016-Present

Notary Public, 1990-2017


Community Outreach and Service:

Ellensburg Bail Fund, 2020-Present

The Mission Continues (Volunteer), 2019-Present

University of Washington Whole U Liaison, 2018-Present

University of Washington Combined Fund Drive, 2016-Present

Wounded Warrior Project, Volunteer and Peer Mentor 2012-Present

Vets Adopt Pets, 2010-2018

Honored American Veterans Afield, Volunteer, 2011-2014

Michael’s Place (Catholic Community Services), 2010

AMPEDNW, Founding Member/Board, 2009-2011

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Osprey,  Volunteer Ombudsman, 2009-2011

Jackson High School PTA, Volunteer, 2008-2010

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 2007-2010

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