Nancy did her undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles, and a certificate in novel writing from Stanford University. She was the lead instructor for the Dallas Writers in the Schools Program in Dallas, Texas. While living in Shanghai, Nancy created the Let Your Dogs Out! Writing Club for Kids at the Shanghai Community Center where she was the first person to blend both expat and local children together in one class, and So, You Want to Write, the Shanghai Community Center’s creative writing class for adults. In Shanghai, Nancy was involved in the Shanghai International Literary Festival as a moderator and workshop leader interviewing Junot Diaz and Edward P. Jones among others. She has been published in LARB, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Tiferet Journal, Alluvium, the literary journal of Literary Shanghai, Manifest-Station, Lunch Ticket, Citron Review, Role Reboot, NüVoices Network, Transpacificism, Hupdaditty, and in two anthologies—Intimate Strangers, True Stories From Queer Asia, and Unconditional, A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child.
Why I do what I do:
“I’m a writer and teacher who has lived in fourteen cities, in six countries, on three continents, and am fascinated by the vast difference between traveling to another country versus living there. I’m keenly interested in the craft of writing and in documenting how living in other cultures and making friends in each country has changed me and made me who I am.”
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