elizabeth r. tannen is a writer, editor and educator based in minneapolis
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. I'm a poet, essayist, editor and educator with a commitment to racial and economic justice. I’ve published my work widely, in places like NPR, Salon, The Rumpus, The Morning News and Passages North. I am an experienced journalist, having worked as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered and as a freelance writer. I also have years of experience teaching writing — personal essay and memoir in particular. I earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Mexico, and attended Macalester College and Stuyvesant High School in New York. I keep busy living in intentional community, co-producing the 555 reading series that I created in 2015, teaching privately and with The Loft, and facilitating anti-racism workshops with ASDIC. I also do a lot of grassroots organizing and educating, and seek writing and teaching opportunities to support me in those commitments.