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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Writer of both fiction and nonfiction with over 20 years experience penning articles, reviews, short stories and novels in online and print media.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Wrote over 100 articles in print and online publications.

Edited periodicals and online media properties.

Experienced in day to day operations of managing a print magazine and website.

EDUCATION

M.F.A, Creative Writing/Fiction 2014

Antioch University, Culver City, CA

B.A. in Mass Communication 1995

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Hopeless. Urban Soul/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2007

That Moment When. Urban Soul/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2007.

Fiction in Periodicals

“Jesus in the club.” Apogee Journal Issue 10: print.

Nonfiction in periodicals

“Ts Madison: Life Lessons From A BigD&$kB%&ch.” Swerv Magazine (January 2017): print.

“Anna Deavere Smith Tackles the School-To-Prison Pipeline in New Play.” Ebony.com (December 2016): online.

“Saycon Sengbloh Can Act And Sing, But Can She Ever Rest? The Tony-Nominated Actress Talks Theater, Music And Enjoying The Ride.” ShadowAndAct.com (April 2017): online.

“Shape Up film Takes on Homophobia In Barbershops.” Soule.LGBT (August 2016): online.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Kimbilio Fellow, Taos, New Mexico

2015, 2017

VONA Fellow

2014

Tin House Summer Writing Fellow

2014

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Young Adult Editor, Lunch Ticket Literary Journal, Culver City, CA.

2013-2014

Select manuscripts for journal. Interview writers for blog. Manage volunteer staff of readers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Culture Writer and Editor, Book.Read.See, New York, NY

2017 to Present.

Write and edit pieces on the intersection between art, culture and the black diaspora.

Media Consultant, Bleulife Media, New York, NY

2017 to Present

Assist publisher with strategies to improve content, readership and content for print and online properties.

Editor-in-Chief Soule.LGBT, New York, NY

2016-2016

Wrote and edited stories about black and LGBTQ life. Hired contributors for short and long term assignments. Worked with publisher on marketing and PR campaigns for publication.

Editor, Broadwayblack.com, New York, NY

2015-2016

Wrote profiles and interviews about black people within the theater world. Edited stories by contributors. Assisted with annual Tony Awards event.

Editor, Wimpole Street Writers, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 - 2015

Edited stories for authors. Assisted with managing weekly writers’ group.