Amanda Krupman is a writer and a lover. She is from a west side neighborhood in Cleveland, OH. Her essays, short fiction, and articles have appeared in a number of magazines and journals.
Amanda has over twenty years of professional writing, editing, and project management 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 variety 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, after-school and summer mentoring and education programs, and university-level writing workshops focused 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 has taught creative and professional writing courses at Pace University, North Central College, Cleveland State University, and at Think Olio. She is co-creator and host of the Tremont-based reading series One Full Wit.