Apricot Irving

Apricot Irving is a freelance writer based in Portland, and the recent winner of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She grew up on a missionary compound in Limbe, Haiti, and is now at work on a memoir of her time there. Apricot returned to Haiti to cover the earthquake’s aftermath for NPR’s This American Life, and has also written for various magazines, including an essay forthcoming in More magazine. She is the founder of the oral history project Boise Voices, a collaboration between youth and elders in a changing Portland neighborhood, about which she was interviewed recently on the Oregon Public Radio show The Speakeasy.