Amanda Krupman is a writer and a lover. She is from a west side neighborhood in Cleveland, OH. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Flapperhouse, Forge Literary Magazine, BLOOM, The New Engagement, Punk Planet, $pread Magazine, and Time Out New York.
Amanda has over fifteen years of professional writing and editing experience for a wide array of publishers, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, communications firms, and individual clients.
A retired nightlife performer, she has appeared in theaters, nightclubs, and festivals in Cleveland, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York. In Chicago, she co-produced the Girlie-Q Variety Hour, a monthly queer burlesque and comedy show at the historic Hothouse. As an activist and facilitator, she has led creative projects including anti-violence peer theater workshops in Chicago high schools, and undergraduate creative nonfiction workshops with a focus on writing for social justice.
Amanda received an MFA in Fiction from The New School’s graduate writing program and was a recipient of a 2017 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Award. She taught “From Page to Podcast: Writing Audio Fiction,” a course designed with producer/filmmaker Erin Davis, at Middlebury College in 2018 and 2019. She currently teaches at Pace University, North Central College, and at Think Olio.