Amanda Krupman is a writer and a lover. She is from a west side neighborhood in Cleveland, OH. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Flapperhouse, Forge Literary Magazine, BLOOM, The New Engagement, Punk Planet, $pread Magazine, and Time Out New York.
Amanda has over fifteen years of professional writing and editing experience for a wide array of publishers, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. A retired nightlife performer, she has appeared in theaters, nightclubs, and festivals in Cleveland, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York. In Chicago, she co-produced the Girlie-Q Variety Hour, a monthly queer burlesque and comedy show at the historic Hothouse. As an activist and facilitator, she has led creative projects including anti-violence peer theater workshops in Chicago high schools, and undergraduate creative nonfiction workshops with a focus on writing for social justice. Amanda continues to teach writing to undergraduates and in after-school and summer writing workshops for teens.
Amanda received an MFA in Fiction from The New School's graduate writing program and was a recipient of a 2017 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Residency Award at the Anderson Center. She currently teaches at Pace University and teaches "From Page to Podcast: Writing Audio Fiction," a course designed with podcast producer/filmmaker Erin Davis, at Middlebury College.