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Zinnia Smith

Instructor Consultant Staff


About Zinnia

Zinnia is the Adult Programs Coordinator at GrubStreet where she helps handle the administrative details of adult classes, and provides support to a wonderful community of writers and educators. She oversees the short class schedule with the aim of offering a dynamic and diverse array of creative writing classes, and is passionate about the collaborative efforts of multicultural classroom spaces and arts communities. Zinnia received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Stony Brook University. She's taught writing, literature, and American culture at SBU and Bunker Hill Community College. In Fall 2023, she joined the cohort for Critical Embodied Wellness for Educators (College of Education at California State Dominguez Hills). She's been published with TSR: The Southampton Review, Fugue, and Peach Mag, among others. Her fiction is featured in the speculative anthology WORLDS IN WHICH. She was the 2018 recipient of Fugue's writing contest in prose, and has been a semi-finalist for American Short Fiction’s American Short(er) Fiction writing contest and the Ralph Angel Poetry Prize by Foundlings Press. In her free time, she’s likely drinking good wine with friends, walking about aimlessly, and working on her haunted house novel….