Yvette Viets Flaten

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Yvette Viets Flaten is the 3rd-place winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2021 Fiction Contest. Flaten was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in an Air Force family, living in Nevada, North Dakota, and Washington State as well as France, England, and Spain. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Master of Arts in History from UW–Eau Claire. Flaten’s award-winning poetry has appeared in numerous journals, and her pandemic short story, La Pestilencia, appeared in The London Reader (June 2020), and her short story, Unforgiving Winter, won 2nd place in the 2020 Lakefly Flash Fiction Contest.