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Megan DeMatteo,  MA

 

Megan is a writer with more than nine lives. Having always maintained a writer's curiosity, she has been a healthcare advocate, a yoga instructor, a community builder, a classroom teacher, and more. She has written for online publications, nonprofit blogs, and poetry collections. She has worked in schools, community centers, and online with students of all ages, from many backgrounds, and sometimes in multiple time zones at once.

Her first children's book, Naughty Naughty Spiders, was published in 2016 and integrated into a local fourth-grade class's music curriculum the following year. In 2017, pieces from her graduate thesis won the third place poetry prize in San Francisco's Litquake Writing Contest.

A continual learner, Megan has an MA in Creative Writing and Narrative Healthcare from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Tennessee. In 2012, Megan completed a 200 hour yoga training. She then deepened her study of the Sri Vidya Tantra tradition, earning her 500 hour RYT in 2016.

Megan now attends Carlow University's dual-residency MFA program, held biannually in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dublin, Ireland. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her cat.

Recognition & Awards:

Third Place Prize in Poetry - 2017 Litquake Writing Contest