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Susan Ito

Instructor

Personal essay, women’s literature, family biography

Susan Ito is co-editor of the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption (North Atlantic Books) and is a creative nonfiction editor and contributing columnist for the magazine Literary Mama. Her essays, articles, and stories have won awards and nominations including the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in The Bellevue Literary Review, Hip Mama, Two Worlds Walking, Literary Mama, CHOICE, SheBooks, Santa Barbara Review, Growing Up Asian American, Making More Waves and elsewhere. A graduate of the Mills College MFA in creative writing, Susan has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley, the College of Alameda, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and in her own private coaching practice and writing retreats. She is founder of the Asian American Women Writers Workshop and maintains a literary blog, ReadingWritingLiving, where she writes about creativity, family, wellness, and work/life balance.

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