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Nancy Avery Dafoe is an award-winning, published writer, editor, and educator dedicated to the premise that writing well is central to success, learning, discovery, and identity. She is the published author of thirteen published books and numerous articles, essays, stories, and poems in journals of all types.


A New York State English Teacher of Excellence, Dafoe was also named a "Highly Qualified Teacher" under the state-wide annual professional performance review process. She has taught at the high school and college levels, as well as adult education.

She offers private tutorials, in addition to group and organization workshops. Living in Central New York, Dafoe has family connections in the Washington, D.C. area for easy access to workshops.

How to send your work or request workshop:

Please contact me via e-mail, using the Contact button on Contact page, to discuss the type and scope of your project and determine a deadline. Price per project is negotiable and dependent upon the scope of the work.


Send work as an e-mail attachment in the form of Word doc or docx to

"Dafoe's legacy to her students shines through in her efforts to eliminate what she calls our 'collective inarticulateness.' Writing is a means toward discovery." 


Karla Alwes, Distinguished Teaching Professor, English, State University of New York at Cortland


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