Hope Wabuke, Founder, President and Lead Writer
Hope is a writer/editor and communications guru who lives in Los Angeles but works globally. Currently, she is also the Director of Media & Communications for the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction and a writer for Ms. Magazine online. A Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Hope’s business writing clients have included NYU, The Ladders, Vault, and BigThink.com.
Hope has received fellowships from Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz‘s Voices of Our Nation Foundation (VONA), The New York Times Foundation, Cave Canem, and the Starworks Foundation. Her work has been performed at the Kumble Theater, Stage Left New Works Play Festival, the Joyce Soho Theatre, and the WhiteWave Dance Festival. She was the First Runner-up in Bomb Magazine‘s Inaugural Fiction Contest and has been published in Ms. Magazine online, Kalyani Magazine, Cease Cows, The Feminist Wire, For Harriet, Dirty Laundry Lit, Helicon, Trazzler, thisgirlslakersblog.com, and the forthcoming first ever anthology of women writers of color All in the Skin. A graduate of New York University (M.F.A. Creative Writing) and Northwestern University (B.S. Film and Cultural Studies) she has taught writing at NYU and the City University of New York for nearly a decade as well. Hope’s first book will be coming out in 2014; in the meantime she blogs over here and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.