Michele Filgate

Michele Filgate

Contributing Editor, Literary Hub | Book Critic | Author, What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About

Michele Filgate is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. Her work has appeared in Longreads, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Refinery29, SLICE, the Paris Review Daily, Tin House, Gulf Coast, the Rumpus, Salon, Interview Magazine, Buzzfeed, the Barnes & Noble Review, Poets & Writers, CNN.com, Fine Books & Collections Magazine,DAME Magazine, the Brooklyn Quarterly, Time Out New York, People, the Daily Beast, O: The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Vulture, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Star Tribune, the Quarterly Conversation, the Brooklyn Rail, and other publications. She teaches creative nonfiction for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Catapult and is the founder of the Red Ink series. In 2016, Brooklyn Magazine named her one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture.” She is currently at work on an anthology based on her Longreads essay What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in 2019.

Getting Started, When You Just . . . Can’t . . . Even

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We write nonfiction to change ourselves and the world; we write to witness, transform, and survive, to reinvent ourselves and challenge those who would silence us. Our panel explores the craft of our hardest stories: writing past blocks, prohibitions, and inhibitions; refining trauma through formal choices; facing audiences and our own vulnerability. Panelists: Jennifer Baker, Editor, Everyday […]