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Marianne Manzler is a writer-educator from Ohio. Marianne has over ten years of experience teaching and working with youth and adult learners in public, charter, nonprofit, and corporate settings. She has designed and deployed creative writing, English language and literature, and humanities classes for middle school, high school, and college-aged writers across Colorado, Washington, Ohio, New York, Vietnam, and Spain. Marianne gained a global perspective towards education and the connective power of storytelling as a U.S. Fulbright scholar in Malaysia in 2016. As Lighthouse's Young Writers Program Manager, she gets to collaborate with a team of brilliant teacher-writers and instill the power of reading and writing in youth across Denver. Interested in learning more about Lighthouse's youth programming? Email [email protected]!

Marianne's writing has appeared in 5280, Fourth Genre, The Seventh Wave, among others, and she has received awards and financial support from Aspen Words, Martha Vineyard's Institute for Creative Writing, Vermont Studio Center, and The Ohio State University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, where she co-founded the Black Jaw Literary Series, edited The Seattle Review, won the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction, and held the Grace Milliman Pollock Fellowship. When out of the office, she loves trying her hand at gardening, home DIY projects & cooking tips she finds on Tik Tok, and frolicking in the mountains with her pups. She is at work on her first book of nonfiction.