Miriam Mathews Weinbender earned a masters in Public Health from Oregon State University; an MA in English from the University of Illinois and a BA in Philosophy from Willamette University in Salem.
She’s had training in HIV sensitivity and for the Oregon Alcohol/Drug Addiction Program. She was an instructor of Communications and Related Technology at Portland Community College from 1964 to 1976, and a part-time Creative Writing Instructor at Clatsop Community College in 1976 and ‘77; then at Tillamook Bay Community College in ’88 and ’89. She is an American Red Cross HIV/AIDS I Instructor and a volunteer teacher of the HIV/AIDS class for Work Release Clients at Marion County Corrections Dept. and for Tillamook County.
Her book, Waterseed is a gathering of poems about the Nestucca River Valley. She is preparing a collection of poems of grief called Mourning at the Brown Brink. She is also working on fiction, a little novel, and essays of social criticism from a liberal point of view.