Perrin Kerns has been teaching literature and writing for over 30 years.She currently teaches at Portland State University, Literary Arts, and the Fishtrap Writers Conference. Her own creative work has taken her from lyric essay to digital storytelling to personal narrative documentaries based on her lyric essays. She won the Director’s Choice award for her documentary, “Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down’s Syndrome”, from the San Francisco Short’s festival and Best Short Animation for her film about her miscarriage from the Oregon Independent Film Festival.