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Most Active. She has written various articles for Writer's Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed. My editing, consulting, and workshops have helped writers of all genres prepare for publication, MFA programs, fellowships and more.
I am also very interested in helping writers of color succeed and would love to consult, workshop, and edit work, aimed towards inclusion and enhancing the visibility of BIPOC writers.
Her writing explores identity, trauma, especially inherited trauma, and what it means to heal. Find her work in or forthcoming at Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, and others. He has written essays for Slate. A skateboarder for almost twenty years, Johnston is currently the director of the Creative Writing Program at Harvard University. Nadine is a writing coach who presents at conferences internationally. She lives near Chicago with her family.
BIO Ben writes darkly funny stories about good people doing bad things, and modern riffs on classic tales. Shelton award. Ben earned a B. As an editor, I am interested in helping writers find the tightest structure for their short-form work and addressing ways to tell story through scene. Her award-winning debut novel, Russian Winter Harperan international bestseller, has been translated into twenty languages.
More information at www. She is a novelist and teacher whose work has been anthologized, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and adapted for the stage. In college she studied poetry, literature, creative writing, translation, and education, graduating with a degree in French from Vassar College and a second degree in English from Hunter College.
When not working on her novel or building Lego pirate ships with her husband and daughter, she blogs about writing, Grub Street, the path to publication, and whatever else is on her mind at HeimBinasFiction.
BIO Madelyn Kelly is a TV journalist, author, and professor who has witnessed the transformational power of the narrative. In her television work, Madelyn covered six U. Pressbased on the research of her co-author; she also co-edited a collection of her late husband's writings, Things Worth Fighting For Penguin. She is an adjunct professor of journalism at Emerson College, with courses on feature writing and political reporting across media: print, TV, radio, podcast, and social media. She has worked as a freelance book doctor for more than a decade, helping dozens of aspiring authors structure, research, and write novels, memoirs, YA, and historical fiction.
Madelyn is a dedicated volunteer at the Crisis Text Hotline, where every conversation reveals the power of owning your story. BIO Pagan Kennedy is the author of ten books and has won numerous literary prizes. The topics that interest me most and that I have carved out a niche in covering--are living with illness, class issues and poverty, dealing with the death of a loved one or loved onestrauma, childhood abuse, dysfunctions families, addiction in the family, nature and the environment and more.
My personal essays, articles and op-eds have been featured in a variety of publications and media outlets, including The Atlantic, The Guardian, Salon, the Washington Post and Vice. I enjoy teaching and offering one-on-one instruction and mentoring, and take a strengths-based approach with Forgiven Not Forgotten - Various - Warner Corner # 1 (CD) I work with while creating a supportive environment where we can mutually learn from each other.
She currently blogs about having chronic pain for Harvard Health Publications. Inshe founded the nonprofit project Writing for Survival, which offers writing workshops and one-on-one mentoring for at-risk youth. She lives in Arlington. It's cruel to make me choose, and even this list seems terribly short to do justice to all the great writers out there. I'm a greedy reader who wants to read anything and everything, and I love surprises.
So surprise me. Saunders Award for creative nonfiction. She was also named to the Notable list of Best American Essays. She loves any opportunity to talk about books for all ages, preferably while sipping on a tall glass of bubble tea. BIO Crystal King is a year marketing, social media and communications veteran, freelance writer and Pushcart-nominated poet.
Currently Crystal works as a social media professor for HubSpot, a leading provider of Inbound marketing software. A former co-editor of the online literary arts journal Plum Ruby Review, Crystal received her MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston, where she developed a series of exercises and writing prompts to help fiction writers in media res.
Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at her website: crystalking. Born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming, he currently lives with his wife and baby daughter in New England. She has worked as a Jewish educator, a children's room library assistant, a writing teacher, and a children's bookseller and organizer of author events. Her picture book manuscript, Something at the Hill was top pick in the picture book category for the Katherine Paterson Prize, awarded by Hunger Mountain, the journal of Vermont College of Fine Arts.
To find out more about Jane, please visit her website, www. He is at work on his first novel. His writing has also earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple travel guides. He recently received a nomination for the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program, and he previously completed a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
He enjoys working one-on-one with individuals as a writing coach. She previously taught at BU and Northeastern University. An essay he wrote on teaching appears in the anthology Dispatches from the Classroom: Graduate Students on Creative Writing Pedagogy published by Bloomsbury. She is currently the Nonfiction Editor of Nat. Brut, a journal of art and literature dedicated to advancing inclusivity in all creative fields. While working in book publishing in New York City, she took classes at Gotham Writers Workshop which inspired her to fully pursue her own creative path.
She received her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and is revising a collection of elliptical vignettes on heritage, identity, and home. I've spent several years working with aspiring and established authors alike. My goal is to get your manuscript to be the best possible version of itself. I see this as a diagnostic process, like a doctor listening to a patient, and I find it incredibly rewarding.
My favorite moment is when a writer says to me, "This is how my book was always supposed to be. The book's potential its heartbeat does. Emotional complexity and power is my first aim. I have a sharp eye for line-level mechanics, and often find that large issues in fiction can be addressed through quite tiny adjustments of language, syntax, and the sequence of passages. While at GrubStreet she has also managed events and gatherings of the Boston Writers of Color Group, neighborhood classes for historically marginalized writers, directed Grub's annual offerings of all classes and events, and much more.
She lives in Cambridge and does improvisational dancing several times a week. But as we were talking, her creative wheels started spinning. Finally she made what I think is an absolutely brilliant suggestion. I have PTSD due to some past tragic events in my life.
I could speak from experience and it would add an entirely new dimension of authority to my MC. Write about what you know. Cheryl Is a published author and manuscript consultant. Cheryl and her production company, Harry the Cat Productions, help new and established authors achieve their goals. You can follow her on line at www. My background as a former academic roots me in the long tradition of the novel, so I can offer good guidance to writers working with novel form either to tweak or modify established structures.
I'm also especially interested in coaching writing and can work with writers at any level to help them devise short-term and long-term motivational plans. She taught at Harvard for ten years before leaving academia to turn to writing.
In the summers, she runs the Krouna Writing Workshop in northern Greece www. Performance pieces i. Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher and storyteller. BIO Lisa Levy is a writer, essayist, and critic. She is also a columnist and contributing editor to Crime Reads.
She is pursuing an MFA in nonfiction writing at Goucher College and working on a collection of linked essays about chronic illness and cultural ideas about life narrative, time, and futurity. They live in the Leslieville neighborhood in the east end of Toronto. She considers herself an amateur Canadian. In addition to her own writing projects, Vanessa has been providing writing, coaching and editing services to aspiring writers for over four years.
Vanessa especially enjoys helping writers to develop an online platform and social media presence to promote new work and engage with their fans.
You may learn more about her services at www. BIO Mariona Lloreta is a Spanish-American storyteller, educator and award-winning interdisciplinary artist working internationally in film, painting and dance.
Her work celebrates the universal thread that binds our human experience as it examines the fine line between presence and absence, wholesomeness and brokenness, past, present and future.
Her work dives into themes of identity, spirituality and collective memory, while reflecting upon the beauty and vulnerability of human existence.
Mariona is currently producing several female-led, international projects and she is writing two feature films: one based in the United States and another one which will take place in her mother's native rural Catalonia. She plans to enroll an all-female cast and crew for this project.
She is very excited to be joining GrubStreet as an instructor! This includes establishing great characters who have depth and live in fleshed-out worlds.
It's also important to me to treat these stories with sensitivity and inclusion in mind. As a former college first-year writing instructor and current copyeditor in the publishing field, attention to detail rounds out my areas of interest and importance as a writer. In her time working with students at Emerson, she as developed a passion for working with international students, multilingual students, and other diverse student populations, which is born from being bilingual herself.
She loves writing and reading fiction and non-fiction, and occasionally enjoys poetry. Zyanya was born and raised in El Paso, TX and now lives in Quincy, MA with her husband, their demon cat, and her growing library of books. After meandering through college on his way to a degree in Business Management, he then adventured his way through the US Army and discovered a need to follow his passion for writing. While awaiting the fall ofwhen he will begin his MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College, Quentin is crafting the second novel of his fantasy trilogy and is considering a memoir about his military days.
Norton, has been translated into four languages, and was a finalist for the New England Book Award. She lives in Cambridge. JR resides in Boston where they help organize the Louder than a Bomb MA youth poetry slam and The Plantain Collection, a poetry reading and conversation series for writers of diaspora.
BIO Jess Mann is a writer and an overthinker from a long line of storytellers. At an early age, she remembers wanting to tell stories of her own, but teachers didn't like her talking all through class, and her friends sighed and rolled their eyes a lot, when she was yelling tales at them, so she began to write them down to keep from forgetting them. Jess now writes a lot of stories down. She is excited to meet all members of the storytelling tribe, and will never roll her eyes and sigh at anyone.
Literary fiction that is character-motivated but also plot-driven. The application of techniques from playwriting and screenwriting to prose fiction.
His supernatural crime novella "Displacement" was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. Mike's pop culture commentary has appeared in many national publications. Marano is also a beginning circus performer, developing and choreographing narrative aerial pieces for the trapeze and lyra based on the works of J. Ballard and Philip K. Vanessa is currently completing her memoir, A Dim Capacity for Wings, and chronicles the journey in her blog: vanessamartir.
When she's not writing, you can find her either on a dance floor, in a gym punching a bag or in the woods hugging a tree. BIO Tara L. For more information, visit www. Anneli loves working with young writers and teaching generative, fun, challenging classes at Grub Street.
Her recently completed first novel is set in the present-day Balkans. BIO E. Maurice is a bilingual narrative artist and educator. She is currently working on a collection of linked short stories about the experiences of a first generation Haitian American family in s Cambridge, MA. Her short fiction has also been published in McSweeney's.
She studied fiction writing at the University of Montana and now lives in New Hampshire with her family. Interested in remote cultures and wilderness, she has explored the Amazon Basin via dugout canoe and solo hiked Patagonia to write Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Patagonian Andes.
She received her M. Candace enjoys working with youth and previously taught at the nonprofit teen literacy program, Books of Hope. For more information on Candace, you can visit her website at candacemcduffie. My particular interests include braided essays and memoirs, and writing about trauma, war, identity, family, and mental illness.
I very much enjoy character-based, scene-driven prose. I have a wide range of experience in revising, editing, and publishing—and teaching writing and literature in college and community classrooms—and can help writers prepare writing samples for MFA applications, fellowships, and grants. She teaches for Emerson College, GrubStreet, Harvard University, and Writers Without Margins, and she's working on a Miami-based memoir about intergenerational trauma, inherited survival mechanisms, race, gender, class, addiction, and the cost of ignoring our histories.
For more information please visit caitlinmcgill. That said, I am also interested in students at all levels-- beginning to advanced. I appreciate work that has something to say, and says it vividly, from coming-of-age stories to philosophical novels. No genre fiction, please. He lives with Forgiven Not Forgotten - Various - Warner Corner # 1 (CD) wife and daughter in Cambridge.
His teaching in and around Boston remains a major inspiration for much of his fiction. He been publishing fiction sinceand was most recently featured in the February issue of Red Planet Magazine. He has a particular passion for weird fiction, horror, SciFi, fantasy, and everything uncanny. He was a member of the AWP board of directors fromserving as president from — Winner of numerous awards, among them grants from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations, the Oscar B.
Tom rides his bike everywhere. Martin's Press is a romantic comedy based on an article she wrote for the New York Post, for which she pretended to look for a roommate as a way to meet men.
The book was included in Cosmo's "Lit We Love. A long-time film and entertainment journalist, Andrea wrote a horror screenplay for MGM, and her articles and essays have appeared in such publications as Elle, Glamour, Variety, Modern Loss, and the Boston Globe. She teaches fiction and non-fiction writing at GrubStreet and is currently writing a literary romp about a Cambridge manny and the women whose lives he throws into chaos.
Help in writing query letters to literary agents. Please contact for availability and rate structure. Randy Susan Meyers' internationally bestselling novels are informed by years working with families impacted by violence— and a long journey from idolizing bad boys to loving a good man. My particular interests are dramatic novels and long stories which relish style, language, setting, and deep character, coming-of-age narratives, family-based memoir, the travel essay, writing about illness, eerie stories, and literary biography.
I have broad experience in editing fiction and non-fiction books and articles for publication, and can help writers choose, edit and prepare creative writing samples for MFA applications, fellowships and grants.
After completing an M. An excerpt of her novel appeared in Defying Gravity ed. Inshe was also awarded a Ph. Since moving to D. Her interests span the novel, short story, ghost story, personal essay, travel essay, criticism of the visual arts, theatre, and music, memoir, immigrant and post-colonial narratives, and the translation of Modern Greek poetry. I am happy to work with both beginning and more advanced poets, on a small group of poems or a larger collection that they are readying for publication.
Widely published in journals and anthologies, Wendy has taught poetry at Emerson College, Boston College, and at workshops around the country. You can find out more about her work at wendymnookin. Please contact for rates. Jenny Moore has provided thoughtful, constructive critiques to writers for two decades. Since earning her MFA at the New School inJenny has honed her critiquing and writing chops in master-level workshops and one-on-one work with writers at every stage of the publishing process.
BIO Jessica Moreland is a ghostwriter, editor, and book developer. She has edited over five hundred books, articles, and stories for publishing houses, magazines, and individual authors across the globe. Her editorial specialties include literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, creative nonfiction, memoir, general nonfiction, health and fitness, and business. She has also authored a book on cutting-edge medical advances for young adults called "Medical Research and Technology.
Before becoming a science writer, Alix worked as a global health researcher in East Africa, where she conducted field studies to improve access to malaria diagnosis and treatment.
She was a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference and she is the recipient of a Richard Rodgers Fellowship and a Shubert Foundation grant. She currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Grub Street and the University of New Hampshire. BIO Nihal Mubarak is a Sudanese poet, fiction and nonfiction writer whose work centers around themes of home and family relationships.
Nihal teaches college English and creative writing workshops and holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Dipika Mukherjee is a writer and sociolinguist. Also offers private Scrivener lessons, both the basics, and how to best adapt it to work best for your specific project. As Director of Online and Special Programs at GrubStreet, Alison Murphy works on developing new and innovative models for our online and intensive programs, as well as overseeing our consulting program.
When not at Grub, Alison can usually be found at her laptop with her faithful basset hound Murray at her feet, writing about war and pop culture, or teaching creative writing to inmates in the prison system.
BIO Maria Murriel is a journalist, essayist and audio producer. She likes Forgiven Not Forgotten - Various - Warner Corner # 1 (CD) about family history and defiance, and she is all about empowering underheard people to tell their own stories. She's reported on immigration, extremist politics, culture and the arts in Miami and Boston for the better part of a decade. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru, until her family moved to Miami, "the capital of Latin America.
She firmly rejects the fallacy that prestige equals worth or competence. She's a proud public school grad who prefers hidden gems to institutional favorites. But for context, she'll tell you her work has won Edward R. Murrow awards for broadcast journalism and Sunshine State awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Her written work has been published on NPR. Maria lives in Jamaica Plain, where she marvels constantly at how three Cuban restaurants could exist within walking distance of each other, so far north of Miami.
Drop her a line if you like cafecito. AREAS OF INTEREST Everyone has the resources within themselves to get to a polished, dynamic manuscript that reflects their ideas, but sometimes writing can feel unwieldy, or creating a structure is daunting, or maybe help is needed to mine for material that sings and resonates for both the writer and the reader.
The answer can be in asking the right question, or offering an alternative solution, or it can be in finding magic and atmosphere at the level of the sentence.
This is an exciting time to be writing fiction or memoir because both genres have developed into open territories and almost anything goes—meaning the possibilities are many and the writer can learn to play at the same time as accomplish the work. My specific interests are memoir, creative nonfiction essays, literary journalism, and fiction that ranges from short stories, including flash, to novels.
Style can range from realism to fabulism, as I love the excitement of writing that pushes boundaries, as well as traditional narratives. Her debut novel, Molly Falls to Earth, will be released in April, She lives with her husband and two sons, one of whom has Down Syndrome and autism, in Rhode Island. She studied writing under the poet C. Wright as an undergraduate at Brown University.
Heather is also a member of Poemworks, the workshop for publishing poets. I have extensive experience editing and giving detailed feedback on memoir and personal essays, and have helped students apply for graduate school and write query letters to agents.
Her work has appeared in ELLE. Additionally, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her essay in Redivider and her essay in Longreads. She was awarded a Archie D. She is a Pauline Scheer Fellow and graduate of the Memoir Incubator at Grub Street working on a transnational memoir about fractured identity and her relationship with her mentally ill Bengali immigrant mother. BIO No bio to display. BIO Gabe Novoa is a Latinx nonbinary trans guy author who writes speculative fiction featuring marginalized characters grappling with identity.
He is the author of the Beyond the Red trilogy, written under his former pseudonym, Ava Jae, and runs a popular writing-focused Forgiven Not Forgotten - Various - Warner Corner # 1 (CD) channel, bookishpixie, which currently nearly 30, subscribers. BIO Cindy Juyoung Ok lives in Iowa City, where she teaches undergraduate creative writing and works as an on-call direct services advocate for sexual assault survivors. An alum of both the Memoir and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet, she's writing a memoir about memory, family stories, and the death of her father.
Theresa's essays and bathroom selfies! She Instagrams gorgeous cocktails, food porn, and pics about Blackness and fatness at ohh. Black, poet, queer-dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston where she organizes, writes and teaches. As an artist, Porsha writes infra-politically to tell the stories that are silenced, erased, or difficult to release from the tip of the tongue. She has a book forthcoming in with Button Poetry.
Her goal is to maintain a cipher of self that is uncontrollable, undocumented and just plain ole dope. She completed her HR yoga teacher training through the New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics inand teaches group yoga and writing classes in the Boston area.
She believes both mindfulness based yoga and creative writing are practices and indispensable art forms capable of enhancing our wellness, inspiring our passion, and creating embodied social change. She writes to give voice to the sacred and the visceral. Emmanuel is the current Walltalk teaching artist at the Institute of Contemporary, Boston.
While writing this personal biography, Emmanuel realized he was referring to himself in the third person. This upset him. He chose to write a list of some things that make him happy instead: hot carbs, brightly colored chapbooks, the long sigh at the end of a good book. I know what editors and other agents are looking for in a manuscript or proposal and am pleased to provide an array of editorial services to help you give your work its best shot at publication.
Please send me an email description of your project and the kind of assistance you need. If the project seems like a possible fit for me, I will request an excerpt to determine whether or not I am the right editor for your work. My editorial experience is wide-ranging but some topics do fall outside my field of expertise or interest and I will not take on a project that I do not feel I can enhance or help to develop.
Rates vary by service. Amaryah Orenstein, founder and president of GO Literary, a Boston-based boutique agency, is thrilled to help writers bring their ideas to life. Aiming to give voice to a broad range of perspectives, she represents a wide array of literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction, and is always looking for works that wed beautiful writing with a strong narrative and tackle big issues in engaging, accessible, and even surprising ways.
She is author of the young adult series of books called the Angelica Brown Series. Twitter IfeOshun. Born in the year of the dog like their grandmother, Nico's writing explores family histories, diaspora, queerness, gender, and belonging.
Nico is passionate about youth power and poetry as a tool for resistance and healing. He has taught creative writing, literature, and college composition at community colleges in Rochester, New York, Pittsburg, California and, here at Bunker Hill Community College.
He is wholly interested in community education and creative writing. He lives in Roslindale, where he reads books, drinks coffee, and walks his dog. Her essays and reviews have appeared in numerous newspapers and newsletters. She recently completed a collection of short stories and is working on a novella.
I'm most excited by writing that plays with form, and that critiques and is concerned with gender, sexuality, popular culture, memory, and history. Find Pereira online on klpereira. When Dharani is not writing you can find her sitting in secluded corners of bookstores, petting other people's dogs, or both.
She and her agent are currently submitting her first novel to publishers, and she has just finished writing her second. She has taught various kinds of writing--including fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting--at the college level since I'm particularly interested in helping clients who wish, with their writing, to shed light in these dark times. To that end, I'm drawn to stories from and about under-represented groups.
I love working with clients operating within different genres, as I believe stories can be compelling whether they take place down the street today, 50 years ago, or on another planet.
Come talk to me about your literary novel, your slipstream flash fiction, your comedic memoir, or your historical novella! BIO Deborah L. Plummer, PhD is a psychologist, university professor, diversity thought leader, author, and speaker on topics central to racial equality, inclusion, and mutual respect.
Her groundbreaking and timely book, Some of My Friends Are…The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross Racial Friendships Beacon Press examines contemporary race relations through the lens of cross-racial friendships, noting how they work and fail within American society.
She has written for Diversity Executive, Boston Globe Magazine, authored several book chapters and published numerous journal articles for the professional academic community.
Her work has been featured in several media outlets and she served for many years as an expert commentator on television and radio. Debbie is most passionate about creating inclusive organizations and building peaceful communities.
Her blog, Getting to We, facilitates forward-thinking and enlightened conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Currently, he's working on his first novel, about a trauma survivor's journey to give voice to the unspeakable. After ten years abroad in Berlin and London, Andrew and his family moved to Brookline, Massachusetts, in She is the author of the novel The Mushroom Man Putnam Penguin which received glowing reviews, including one from the New York Times Book Review, and which has been translated into several languages.
She has also published short stories, including one in a collection selected by Zadie Smith. For more about Sophie, visit www. Frankie Pratt won a Alex Award. Her book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post.
She has taught fiction at the University of Virginia and workshops on the graphic novel at George Mason and other colleges. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and is a distinguished artist at the Ragdale Foundation.
She lives in Charlottesville, Va. She teaches literature from the Caribbean and its diasporas, postcolonial literature and gender studies. She also has experience training faculty and students on issues of intercultural understanding. Topics of interest are geographical and emotional displacement, moments of intercultural tension and connection, personal narratives of embodied pain and growth, and the alchemy of the creative process itself.
In her non-academic life, Marika writes poetry and hybrid pieces. The through line to all of my work is a commitment to champion accomplished story-telling, distinctive voices, and narratives that drive discussion and offer emotional resonance and inspiration. Stories can change hearts, minds— and the world. Perhaps I can help you? Her two historical novels, Dreams of the Red Phoenix and River of Dust also received literary honors. Visit her at: www. BIO Leidy V. Quiceno was born in Colombia and raised in Boston, MA.
She is passionate about civil, racial, and educational rights. As a former teacher turned Student Advocate, turned community organizer. Her LSSI research project shed light on the personal, academic, and professional experiences of Latinx transfer students from Bunker Hill Community College, whom expressed the many barriers language, racial, cultural, and financial they face on a day-to-day basis as non-traditional first generation students.
Her presentation at the Annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities HACU conference, sought to communicate how educators and higher educational institutions can listen to the voices and narratives of vulnerable and marginalized populations in order to best support such students to achieve academic success.
She aspires to continue working with Black and Latinx communities as an educator, leader, youth mentor, and advocate. I love stories about outsiders, weirdos and dreamers, rendered vividly through close attention to language, details and style.
Kate Racculia is a writer who called Boston home for many years and currently resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I have assisted authors through novel manuscripts and essays. My specialty genres as a published writer are Speculative, Science Fiction dystopian, apocalyptic, futurism, Cli-Fi --climate fiction.
I have also published essays with themes that address social justice, memoir, land ethics, and artist-life themes. Asata Radcliffe is a writer and multimedia artist. Currently, she is a faculty member at Maine College of Art. She Forgiven Not Forgotten - Various - Warner Corner # 1 (CD) an MFA from Pacific University, and currently works as a freelance editor, manuscript consultant and book coach.
Redwing is a writer, producer, and director. While in high school, Allen interned at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN and developed a passion for writing. Allen graduated from Endicott College with a degree in Business Administration, attended Boston University, and New York Film Academy for Filmmaking, and founded, Mtown Films, a small, boston based film production company which focuses on producing short and long form film projects.
He is a recipient of a artist fellowship through Somerville Arts Council. BIO Karina Renee is a writer and educator with a passion for stories that focus on social justice, cultural identity, and intercultural realities. This drive stems from her experiences growing up between Caracas and Detroit, teaching in Peru, Japan, and the US, as well as instructing Ukrainian, Russian, and Syrian students online.
She writes in English, Spanish, and Japanese and is working on Ukrainian. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and son. BIO Hillary Rettig is a writer, teacher, and coach who helps writers, students, academics, activists, and other creative and committed people achieve joyful and effective productivity.
Hillary returns to Grub Street Writers after a hiatus to write her current book. She's also taught online at Loft. Hillary lived and taught for many years in the Boston area, and now lives in Kalamazoo, MI. For more on Hillary and her work, see www. BIO Hillary Rettig is an author, workshop leader and coach who specializes in helping people overcome procrastination and use their time better.
She has published numerous nonfiction articles, and also short fiction. Some of the acclaimed science fiction writers she has studied with are Ursula K. LeGuin, Samuel R. Delaney and the late Octavia Butler. Hillary is also a kidney donor, foster parent, lover of dogs and other animals, and vegan. Download free ebooks and other information on productivity and related fields at www. Javed Rezayee is a writer, teacher, and storyteller. He is the founder of StorySlam! He has coached, organized, and emceed live storytelling events in Boston, New York, Nepal, Morocco, Turkey, and Sri Lanka for workplace inclusion, community building, and promoting diversity and inclusion.
Javed graduated from Tufts University inas an adult student, where he now teaches a course on the structure and performance of live storytelling, featured The Power of a Story. Javed is currently working on his debut novel. He is also a developmental editor and a translator.
She has worked as a creative writing teacher, literary agent assistant, content editor and curator, and writing tutor. When her nose isn't buried in a book, she's either walking her Goldendoodle, Maverick, playing board games with her partner, or watching Korean dramas. Chalene loves every stage of the writing process--from world building and character development, all the way to revisions.
Most of all, she loves making space for individuals to raise their voices and share their stories. Speculative Fiction: science-fiction, fantasy, and related subgenres that explore the possible and impossible urban fantasy, dark fantasy, steampunk, cyberpunk, space opera, etc. Novel-length manuscripts welcome, as well as individual short works or collections of short works. Poetry: traditional form, poetry manuscripts, chapbooks, free verse, prose poetry, experimental forms, text in public space.
I am also happy to offer coachings for works-in-progress. She was awarded a St. Not all volunteers read for LibriVox. If you would prefer not to lend your voice to LibriVoxyou could lend us your ears.
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