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 has authored two books of poems: Elseplace, available from Brooklyn Arts Press, and Girl Paper Stone, from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author, in collaboration with Irena Smith, Ph.D., of the Mighty Writing College Application Essay Guide, available for Kindle or as paperback from Amazon.

With experience as a high school English teacher and college writing instructor, she has coached students of all ages to tell their own stories, and to become stronger writers and more creative thinkers. Laurie specializes in guiding students toward authentic and well-crafted college application essays. She is also available to work with clients writing YA fiction, poetry, guide books, and family narratives.

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