Laurie Filipelli is an educator, editor, and poet who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University and an MA in English from the University of Cincinnati. In her years of teaching, and in her work as a writing coach, she has guided students of all ages to become stronger writers and more creative thinkers.

Laurie served as chair of the Humanities Department at the Austin Waldorf High School and led education programs for the nonprofit Badgerdog Literary Publishing where she trained writers to teach in public schools.

Laurie leads workshops in college application essay writing, and coaches individuals to improve all aspects of their academic and creative writing.

Her debut collection of poetry, Elseplace, was recently released by Brooklyn Arts Press.

For more about readings and other events, stay connected at Facebook/Elseplace and Elseplace.org