Peter Bacho


Faculty, The Evergreen State College
B.A., Seattle University, 1971
J.D., University of Washington, 1974
LL.M., University of Washington, 1980


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Biographical Note

Peter Bacho teaches at The Evergreen State College's Tacoma Campus. He is the author of six books, five of which are fiction.

Fiction - His novel CEBU won an American Book Award (1992). - His collection of short stories Dark Blue Suit won The Murray Morgan Award and a Washington Governor's Writers Award (1998). - His nonfiction book Boxing in Black and White was listed in the top 100 books of 1999 by the Center for Children's Books (University of Illinois. - Columns, the University of Washington Alumni Magazine, listed CEBU as one of the top 100 books by a UW-affiliated author from 1906 to 2006. - His YA novel Leaving Yesler was shortlisted in February 2011 by Seattle Picks, Seattle Public Library librarians.

Scripts - "A Christmas for Dancer": Finalist, the Beverly Hills Film Festival (2010); Finalist, Pacific Northwest Writers Association (2011). - "The Academy": Finalist, the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition (2010); Finalist, the Beverly Hills Film Festival (2011).

Leaving YeslerPublication Type(s)

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's Books

Latest Publication Title

Leaving Yesler, Pleasure Boat Studio, 2010

Additional Publications

Entrys (Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies), University of Hawaii Press, 2005
Nelson's Run, Willowgate Press, 2002
Boxing in Black and White, Henry Holt and Co., 1999
Dark Blue Suit: And Other Stories, University of Washington Press, 1997
Cebu, University of Washington Press, 1991

How did Evergreen help you in your career?

It has allowed me to interact with and to teach and guide a unique adult learner population. Teaching in the Tacoma program has been - and continues to be - a great experience.