MFA Students

Anna Claire Weber


Anna Claire Weber is a writer and translator b ased in Pittsburgh by way of upstate New York, Vermont, Belgium, and France . She focuses on memoir, cultural studies, and history through essays (both personal and narrative) and poetry; she's also starting to play with audio storytelling. In addition,  she is the translation editor for The Offing and the managing editor for Hot Metal Bridge.

Her  current writing focuses primarily on Oflag 64, a Poland-based POW camp for American soldiers in World War II;  her grandfather’s experience within and escaping from the camp; and the lives of the citizens of Szubin, the town imposed upon by the camp, before, during, and after the war. The 2017 recipient of the Polish Room Award, part of the Nationality Rooms Scholarship program, she spent several weeks this past summer in Poland, collecting oral histories of Szubin's residents and visiting traces of war in the region. 

If she's not writing or reading, she's probably drinking coffee, baking, running, or yelling at the refs during a Pittsburgh Penguins game.  

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