Summer Hess

Summer Hess is an author, social impact advisor, and the editor of One-Block Revolution: 20 Years of Community Building -- forthcoming from Latah Books in autumn 2021.


Previously, Summer was the managing editor for Out There Outdoors magazine, the Inland Northwest's guide to adventure, travel, and outdoor living. Her writing has appeared internationally in The Spinoff and nationally in Writing In and About the Performing and Visual Arts: Creating, Performing, and Teaching.

Summer has an MFA in writing from Eastern Washington University, where her studies included a year in Chile on a Fulbright fellowship. Her work is informed by a love of mountains and trails and a keen interest in placemaking and civic life.  She lives in Wenatchee, Washington with her pack: Matt (partner) and Teako (pup).