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EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Master of Fine Arts, Fellow in Poetry, May 2016

Thesis Advisors: Ray Gonzalez, V.V. Ganeshananthan

Third Reader: Charles Baxter

 

Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude Honors Graduate in Creative Writing & English Literature, Art History

Member of Golden Key National Honors Society, Dean’s List

 

TEACHING 

– Graduate Instructor, University of Minnestoa, Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

Courses:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing [four semesters]
  • Introduction to Fiction [two semesters]

– Summer Youth Teaching Artist, Loft Literary Center, Summer 2016

  • Poetry
  • Fiction

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

– Guest Curator/Moderator, Poets & Pints, Sisyphus, Minneapolis, MN, May 2017

– Poet for Poems Pronto, Coffee House Press Housequake, Fulton Brewery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2017

– Poetry Panelist, Normandale Writing Festival, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN, April 2017

– Semi-finals Judge, Poetry Out Loud hosted by the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, March 2017

– Co-founder, Twin Cities Poets Social, a monthly gathering of Twin Cities poets at Lakes & Legend Brewery to foster community and general merriment via Facebook Group, 2017

– Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation’s [VONA] Regional Workshop Member for “Voices of Conflict,      Silence, and Witness” with Elmaz Abinader at the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, January 2017

– Semi-finals Judge, Poetry Out Loud hosted by the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, March 2016

– Founding Member, The Mill City Reading Series, Magers & Quinn Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN, 2015-2016

– Creative Writing Department Intern, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, September 2013-May 2014

 

RESIDENCIES

– Can Serrat, Writer-in-Residence, El Bruc, Spain, Summer 2018

– Coffee House Press In the Stacks Residency Fellow at Dickinson House in Belgium, July 2017

– Hinge Arts at Kirkbride, Artist-in-Residence, Springboard for the Arts, Fergus Falls, MN, July 2017

 

READINGS

– Matt Mauch’s “Bird Brain” Book Launch, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis, MN, June 2017

Great Twin Cities Read, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, May 2017

– Normandale Writing Festival, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN, April 2017

– Bridges Reading Series, Barnes & Noble at HarMar Mall, Roseville, MN, March 2017

– Poetry & Prose Night, A-Mill Artist Lofts, Minneapolis, MN, December 2016

Poets & Pints, Sisyphus, Minneapolis, MN, November 2016

New Sh!t Show, Fox Egg Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016

Writers Read, The Coffee Shop Northeast, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016

555 Writers Reading Series, Five Watt Coffee, Minneapolis, MN, April 2016

Mill City Reading Series, Magers & Quinn Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN, April 2016

– Open Studios with MFAs, Regis Art Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, March 2016