Meet the Instructor

Putsata Reang

Putsata Reang is an author and journalist who has worked for major newspapers along the West Coast and has also been published in national and international media, including the New York Times, Politico, Ms magazine and The Guardian. Born in Cambodia and raised in rural Oregon, she has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Afghanistan, Cambodia and Thailand.

She has been interviewed for NPR’s “The World” and has spoken to a variety of audiences, including Seattle Arts & Lectures Writers In the Schools program and Seattle Pride. She is an alum of Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson, and Mineral School residences, and the Jack Straw Writers program. Her memoir, “Ma and Me,” is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Spring ’22. Reang graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from the University of Oregon.

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