Her past experiences include teaching writing at universities and NGOs in the U.S. and India, and co-directing educational outreach programs with nonprofits serving low-income communities.
Gloria’s writing has appeared in print and online publications including “The Best New Poets Anthology,” “Acentos Review,” “Sarah Lawrence Review,” “Forage Poetry,” “The Brooklyn Review,” “Poems2Go,” and “Going Om.” Her writing has also been honored by the Estelle J. Zbar Poetry Prize, the Bettye Newman Poetry Award, the New York Summer Writer’s Institute Fellowship, USF Humanities Institute Poetry Award, the Doris Duke Foundation, and the Think Small to Think Big Artist Grant. Gloria holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of South Florida.
Gloria teaches creative writing at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Gloria is also a co-founder of Pitch Her Productions, a nonprofit production company dedicated to the advancement of women in the film industry. She is the author of the chapbook,Your Biome Has Found You (Finishing Line Press, 2017). You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at @cupofglo.
Nichole is the Project Manager for Images & Voices of Hope. In this role, she will help manage ivoh’s key programs and events, including our Restorative Narrative Fellowship and Annual Media Summit. She will also help grow ivoh’s presence in cities around the country and will work closely with our team of volunteers.
She is a journalist by training and a creativity instigator by choice. She loves using her varied experiences —more than 20 years in the newsrooms of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, The St. Petersburg Times and the Detroit Free Press —to help uplift nonprofits, entrepreneurs and arts organizations.
Nichole is a 2016 winner of the KnightArts Challenge Detroit for a visual arts project. She is also the co-author of “Canvas Detroit,” an award-winning book that profiles 40 of the artists at the center of the city’s creative revival. Her writing also appears in Portraits 9/11/01: The Collected “Portraits of Grief” from The New York Times; The Detroit Anthology and Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood. She holds a BA in journalism from Wayne State University’s Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and has studied at the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California, Berkeley and the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, Mass. Nichole, a passionate photographer and avid yoga student, lives in suburban Detroit with her husband, daughter and a stubborn beagle named Benny. You can reach Nichole at email@example.com or connect with her on Twitter @nicholewrites or via Instagram at @beinghnichole.