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Theresa Okokon

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About Theresa

Long Bio - For-Print Version Theresa Okokon is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist. A Wisconsinite living in New England, she is a writer, a storyteller, the co-host of Stories From The Stage. In addition to writing and performing her own stories, Theresa also teaches storytelling and writing , coaches other tellers, hosts story slams, and emcees events for nonprofits. An alum of both the Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet, Theresa's memoir in essays about memory, family stories, and the death of her father -- titled THE OKOKON FAMILY ORCHESTRA -- is slated for publication with Atria Books at Simon & Schuster. Theresa's writing (and bathroom selfies!) have appeared in midnight & indigo, ELLE, the Independent, WBUR's Cognoscenti, and Boston.com. Her essay Me Llamo Theresa, published by Hippocampus Magazine, was named among the Top Essays of the Week by Longreads and The Rumpus, and later nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize. ​

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