Meet our Blogger!
Lou Ann Homan is a writer, a teacher, a storyteller and a lover of small towns. Lou Ann’s enthusiasm for teaching has graced Indiana classrooms for over 30 years. She is currently a professor at Trine University in the Humanities and Communication Department. She has been twice awarded the prestigious Lilly Teacher Creativity Award.
Lou Ann is an award winning columnist for KPC Media Group with a weekly column appearing everySaturday morning for nine years. Her work appears in newspapers in all four counties in northern Indiana.
Lou Ann’s storytelling skills have twice awarded her the Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship grant, and two commissioned pieces from Indiana Landmarks. She has told stories on many Fringe stages throughout the Midwest. Her stories have carried her from the green hills of Ireland to China, and from Florida to Arizona. She has been on the roster of Arts for Learning for many years and was awarded the Anna Award in 2015 for her outstanding plan for program enhancement.
When not traveling Lou Ann can be found in her hometown of Angola, Indiana where she is a board member of the Historic Preservation Commission. In 2014 she was awarded The Mayor’s Arts and Humanities Award for her contribution to the cultural life of the Angola area.
Lou Ann writes late into the night under the light of her red frayed light, gardens at the community gardens, celebrates and promotes cultural events, tells stories on the square and bikes her way around her small town!
She is delighted to bring you stories from Steuben County!