Aurora Stone Mehlman
Aurora Stone Mehlman earned her MFA in Fiction from Boise State University. A writer and freelancer, she also teaches environmental education. So far in 2022, Mehlman—an active member of Boise’s literary community—helped organize and facilitate Treefort’s Storyfort. She is also the upcoming Special Projects intern at The Cabin, a literary arts nonprofit, and she was recently awarded a Judge’s Recommendation in Boise Weekly’s Fiction 101 Contest. Previously, she designed and facilitated writing workshops with underserved communities, interned for Portland, Oregon’s Independent Printing Resource Center’s camp Show:Tell, and scribed with Write Around Portland. Her fiction has been published in collections, blogs, and magazines. In 2020, she won third place in the Glenn Balch Awards and was the recipient of an Alexa Rose Grant. Mehlman is currently at work on multiple projects, including a novel about the women fire lookouts of WWII and a collection of short prose stories. She is also writing a nonfiction book that weaves together research and personal narrative about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Western fires impacting internal and external landscapes, and the nature of destruction and rebirth. Mehlman resides in Boise, Idaho with her 6-year-old daughter.