Allison Kirkland

Photo Credit: Anna Carson DeWitt

Since 2015 I have taught and coached writing, both personal and professional, individually and in workshops throughout the Triangle. I love seeing my students land upon the perfect word, try something new on the page, or begin writing after a long absence– seeing a look that is a mix of wonder and empowerment after expressing themselves clearly.

I have an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from The New School in New York City. I also hold a degree in English from Duke University and a certificate from the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. In 2019 I was a finalist in the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Contest and in 2022 I was awarded the Ella Pratt Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council.


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