Lynette Thrower is a native of Chicago, IL. She has resided in Iowa City, IA, Fayetteville, AR, and currently in Fort Smith, AR. Her poetry and short stories appear in the Applause Literary Journal and her work will also be published in the upcoming issue of the Arkansas English Journal.
Lynette is a candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree in English with Teacher Licensure with a minor in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. She was named a top presenter at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s 2018 Research Symposium for her presentation titled, “Alisoun, Griselda, and Geoffrey: Feminists When Feminism Wasn’t Cool.” In Spring 2018, Lynette interned with the digital archival project, Other Voices of the Frontier, a partnership of the UAFS English department and the Pebley Historical and Cultural Center to create a digital repository that will serve as a platform for the array of narratives that have been excluded from historical accounts of the West.
Lynette tutors high school and college students in English and writing and teaches youth classes at her church. She enjoys volunteering and is also a certified Zumba® Fitness instructor.