Meet the Instructors

Natalie Singer

Natalie Singer is the author of the lyric memoir California Calling: A Self-Interrogation (Hawthorne Books, 2018). Her writing has been published in journals, magazines and newspapers, including Proximity, Hypertext, Literary Mama, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, Alligator Juniper, Brain, Child, Largehearted Boy, The Nervous Breakdown, Full Grown People and the anthology Love and Profanity

Singer has been the recipient of several awards, including the Pacific Northwest Writers Association memoir prize and the Alligator Juniper nonfiction prize. California Calling was the first runner up for the Red Hen Press nonfiction prize and a finalist for the Autumn House Press nonfiction prize. Singer has taught writing inside Washington State's psychiatric facility for youth and Seattle's juvenile detention center and to adults facing homelessness.

She has worked as a journalist at newspapers around the West and as a content strategist and storyteller at magazines and for Microsoft. Singer holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington. Originally from Montreal, she came of age in California and now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.