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. Her first book of poems, Elseplace is available from Brooklyn Arts Press, and a second collection, Girl Paper Stone, can now be pre-ordered from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author, in collaboration with Irena Smith of the Mighty Writing College Application Essay Guide, available for Kindle or as paperback from Amazon.

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

Learn more about the College Application Essay Coaching services I offer in Austin and online.

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