Poet and educator Mary Anna Dunn is the author of Letters to Littles' Mills and the founder and director of The Enrichment Alliance of Virginia. She holds a BA in Psychology from Guilford College, an MA in English Literature, Language, and Pedagogy from the University of Virginia, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. A native of North Carolina, Mary Anna has lived in the Virginia Blue Ridge since 1984. Mary Anna’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Inkwell, Tipton Poetry Review, New Millennium Writings, and Tar River Poetry. Her book Letters to Littles’ Mills, currently under contract with Finishing Line Press, weaves together letters to her planter ancestors with spirituals and original poetry as she imagines the horrors her family must have imposed on their fellow human beings. Mary Anna has worked in the field of education since 1985. She is the founder and director of The Enrichment Alliance of Virginia, an educational non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of underserved children, especially during out-of-school hours. Her work includes inclusion trainings, consultation services, curriculum development, and children’s enrichment workshops.