Jade Sanchez-Ventura is a writer and teacher of writing. She completed an MFA in creative non-fiction at Hunter College in 2007. She was named a Hertog Fellow in 2005, which made possible her work as an editorial assistant to Michael Patrick MacDonald on his second memoir, Easter Rising (Houghton Miffllin, 2006). Jade has since returned to Hunter to teach literature and expository writing, and through the non-profit Community Word Project she teaches poetry in NYC public schools. Her essay, “In Spite of My Skin”, appeared in the anthology About Face; Women Write About What They See When They Look in the Mirror. (Seal Press, 2008). Her self-published pamphlet, The Birth Control Columns, Volume 1; “The everything-but boyfriend” was sold at St. Mark’s Bookstore and Bluestockings. She is currently at work on her first memoir, The Fury of Being Made. Though she has ties to many far-slung states and countries, she has always made her home in Brooklyn, New York.
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