Hello and welcome! I'm Abe Louise, and I'm glad you're here. I'm a writer, teaching artist, coach and editor. I regularly facilitate creative workshops for all ages, write about social justice issues and work one-on-one with authors of all ages. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to know more about any of these!
Here's a formal bio:
Abe Louise Young is a poet, journalist and educator. Her work explores the intersections of creativity & social justice. She's received support as a James Michener Fellow and a Beinecke Scholar, and has been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Narrative Story Prize and the Hawai'i Review Nell Altizer Poetry Prize. She holds degrees from Smith College, Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin.
Her writing is published and anthologized widely, and appears in The Nation, WITNESS, Narrative Magazine, New Letters, Texas Observer, The Establishment and elsewhere. She's the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Heaven to Me (Headmistress Press, 2016) and Ammonite (Magnolia Press Collective, 2010). She's also the author/editor of numerous guides, including Queer Youth Advice for Educators: How to Respect and Protect Your LGBTQ Students; Hip Deep: Opinion, Essays, and Vision from American Teenagers; and an archive of oral histories with Hurricane Katrina survivors, Alive in Truth: The New Orleans Disaster Oral History Project.
Young has taught writing at Loyola University Chicago, and at schools and community centers from Alabama to Alaska. She is Co-Executive Director of Prizer Arts & Letters, a nonprofit whose mission is to nurture socially engaged artwork that inspires community dialogue and creativity.