Laurie Filipelli is a writer and writing coach who holds an M.F.A in Poetry from Indiana University and an M.A. in English from the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of a book of poems, Elseplace (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013)

In her work as a college writing instructor, high school English teacher, writing programs manager, and as a writing coach, she has guided students of all ages to tell their own stories, and to become stronger writers and more creative thinkers.

Laurie specializes in leading college application essay writing workshops as well as coaching individuals in a variety of genres, including YA fiction, poetry and family narratives. Learn more at and Facebook/MightyWriting

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