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Mikaela is excited to be bringing the wonders of Writopia to the Bay Area! She taught creative writing workshops at Stuyvesant High School in New York City from 2013-2016 and at The Urban School of San Francisco during 2016-2017. She holds a BA in English from Georgetown University and an MA from Columbia University in English Education and recently attended workshops at the Kenyon Review for Literary Nonfiction as well as the Southampton Arts for poetry where she studied with Sharon Olds. She is currently writing the story of her grandmother’s life, using the material gathered from weekly interviews.
Tori Testa is thrilled to be leading workshops in the Bay Area after six years of interning with Writopia Lab in NYC! Tori is currently a BA Candidate in English and Creative Writing at Stanford University and is also a member of the Stanford Honors in the Arts 2018 cohort for which she is working on a young adult graphic novel. Her work has been published in various campus publications as well as in Young Voices of America and Freedom Forge Press Anthologies. In addition to writing and teaching, Tori is the Co-Director of the Stanford Light Opera Company. As a Writopia alumna and long-time enthusiast, Writopia continues to be a profound and meaningful space for creativity and passion for her, and she is so proud to be a part of such an incredible community!