Serena Chopra

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Serena Chopra

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Serena Chopra is a teacher, writer, dancer, filmmaker, soundscape designer, and a visual and performance artist. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Denver, an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was a 2011-2013 Redline artist in Residence, a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar (Bangalore, India), and has received a month-long artist residency at Understudy Denver for September 2020. She has two books, This Human (Coconut Books 2013) and Ic (Horse Less Press 2017), as well as two films, Dogana/Chapti (2018, winner of ArtHyve's Archives as Muse Film grant, Official Selection at Frameline43) and Mother Ghosting (2018). She is an 8-year company member with Evolving Doors Dance and was recently a featured artist in Harper's Bazaar (India) as well as in the Denver Westword’s “100 Colorado Creatives.” She has fothrcoming publications in Foglifter and Matters of Feminist Practice. Serena currently teaches at Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop, as well as in the Jack Kerouac School and Performance Studies department at Naropa University, and will begin this fall as Assistant Professor at Seattle University. You can find out more at

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Serena is the most passionate teacher I've ever met at Lighthouse. She facilitates vibrant discussion where all are included and is masterful in her critique. She also shared wonderful writing exercises that were totally innovative. Her passion is contagious and she opened everyone's minds and encouraged us all to take risks in our writing and approach it in fresh new ways. She's a gem.
Jane Gregorie