To approach the boundaries of what and who our languages can break and bind. To push these crucial modes of art and communication to their limits. To listen, to teach, to fight, to represent myself and my beliefs with unflinching honesty, this is my ultimate goal as a mother and an artist.


EDUCATION

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado                    Master of Fine Arts, Fiction

May 2016                                                                        Thesis: Tight Little Vocal Cords, A Novel

Advisor: Jeffrey DeShell

 

Pace University, New York, New York                            Bachelor of Arts, English (SCL)

May 2010                                                                        Honors Thesis: Sole Trouble, Stories

                                                                                       Advisor: Helane Levine Keating

 

RECENT EXPERIENCE

Teaching

Creative Mentor, freelance / remote, Spring 2017-Present

  • Mentoring private citizens as they strive to produce and refine their craft, both fine art and creative writing

  • Clients are located across the country, primarily in Colorado, New York, Tennessee, and Maine

Teaching Artist, The Porch Writers Collective, Nashville, Tennessee, Spring 2018-Present

  • “Let’s Talk About Sex: On Writing Erotic Scenes”

  • “Novel-in-Progress” (Multi-week Workshop)

  • “Action! On Writing Scenes of Action and Violence”

  • "Is is Time? The When, How, Where of Submitting Your Writing"

  • "Seduction : Negotiation : Fight!"

  • "Know Your Obsessions, Control Your Prose"

Visiting Lecturer, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

  • Responsible for the instruction and artistic support of advanced fiction workshops

  • Instructing on techniques of fiction, grammar and punctuation, style and structure, as well as publication potential and personal marketing

  • Teaching advanced skills in critical and creative analysis of contemporary and classical prose

Graduate Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Fall 2014-Spring 2016

  • Responsible for the instruction and artistic support of introductory English courses

  • Instructing on techniques of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, grammar and punctuation

  • Teaching basic, college-level skills in critical and creative analysis of literary texts

Administrative

Art Editor, Timber Journal, Boulder, Colorado, Fall 2015-Summer 2016

  • Selected and formatted all fine art selections

  • Edited and designed final publication of Winter and Summer issues, both print and digital formats

Prose Editor, Timber Journal, Boulder, Colorado, Fall 2014-Summer 2015

  • Managed fiction, non-fiction, and interview submissions for this literary and fine arts journal

  • Supervised staff of eight to ten volunteer readers

Assistant Editor and Publicity Manager, Persea Books & George Braziller Publishers, New York, New York, January 2010-January 2014

  • Submission supervisor and editorial assistant for new creative works slated for publication

  • Daily office management including accounting, client and customer service

  • Front and back book cover copy and design

  • Principle writer of press releases, newsletters, and publicity material

  • Website and social network design and management

  • Permissions manager and assistant in execution of author contracts

 

PUBLICATIONS (a selection)

“Still Life” (an excerpt from Tight Little Vocal Cords), The Ekphrastic Review (Toronto), Winter 2018 (fiction)

"Breach," SAND: Berlin's English Literary Journal, Fall 2017 (fiction)

“Love Me, Indigo (five poems),” The Wanderer, Summer 2017 (poetry)

“The Sea is a Strange and Beautiful Place,” Map Literary, Fall 2016 (fiction)

“in the orchard of unmentionable,” The Thought Erotic, Fall 2016 (essay)

“Dirty Dancing, or Blurred Lined and Other Balancing Acts,” The Thought Erotic, Spring 2015 (essay)

“Molly in Furs,” DREGINALD, Fall 2015 (fiction)

“Now this is Now Happening Now is this Now,” Lemon Hound, Winter 2014 (essay)

“an island : in three parts,” The Café Review, Summer 2014 (poetry)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Nominated for Pushcart Prize, Fall 2016

  • “The Sea is a Strange and Beautiful Place,” Map Literary

Residency at Martha’s Vineyard Creative Writing Institute, Massachusetts, Summer 2016

  • Awarded scholarship for attendance

  • Worked with Francine J Harris, author of play dead and Alexander Weinstein, author of Children of the New World

Residency at Tin House Writer’s Workshop, Portland, Oregon, Summer 2015

  • Finalist for full scholarship

  • Worked with Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling, Slapboxing with Jesus, and The Devil in Silver

Gerard Cannon Award for Fiction, Pace University, New York, New York, Spring 2010


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