Andrea Headshot-6
photo courtesy of Mike Naddeo

A Brief History
Andrea Scarpino has more than 15 years’ experience as a published writer, teacher, program coordinator, arts activist, and disability activist, including co-organizing the 2017 Disability March, directing a Master of Arts program, and developing and teaching courses for students in pre-kindergarten through graduate school.

She is the author of
Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as it Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016), Once,Then (Red Hen Press, 2014), and The Grove Behind (Finishing Line Press, 2009). She earned her PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and is co-editor of Nine Mile Magazine. She was the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she was also an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow, and was awarded the Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award.