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Cara Benson

Instructor Consultant

About Cara

Cara Benson is an award winning writer whose stories, poems, book reviews, and essays have been published in The New York Times, Boston Review, Orion Magazine, Best American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Identity Theory, Fence, Electric Literature, Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 3:AM, and in syndication. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and the bpNichols award. She is the author of (made), a collection of microprose, of which the Huffington Post writes: “Benson does more with the two-word sentence than many poets do in two stanzas or even two poems, largely because it would be difficult to find even a single wasted word." Her personal radio essay, "I Was a Funny Kid", aired in syndication on NPR. Cara holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is represented by Jennifer Thompson of Nordlyset Literary Agency. She lives and writes in a church in the unceded homelands of the Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohicans.

Consulting Services

  • Short Fiction
  • The Novel
  • Manuscript Review
  • Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Remote Sessions
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Rate: $150/hour