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About Amy

AMY GLYNN | COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY GUIDANCE

Profile

Award-winning poet and essayist, speaker, panelist, lecturer, Tutor for English, Humanities, Writing, ESL, Composition, Creative Writing, Rhetoric, Scholarly Writing and Literary Criticism and Analysis, College and Postgraduate Personal, Statement / Essay Strategist, Coach and Editor

Expertise

Poetry Writing
American and British Literature
Composition / English usage
Vocabulary and Etymology
ESL
Creative Nonfiction
Novel and Short Story
Personal Statement / College Essay
Rhetoric and Argument
Environmental Writing
Natural History
Digital Citizenship

Community

City of Lafayette, Inaugural Poet
Laureate


City of Orinda, Inaugural Poet Laureate

 

Poetry Out Loud, judge


Graduate Creative Writing Programs, St. Mary’s College, Advisory Board, 2013 – 2016


Eugene O’Neill Foundation | Tao House,
Advisory Board, 2012 – 2014, 2015


Lamorinda Arts Council, Director of
Literary Arts, 2015 – 2017

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Lancaster University

 

Bachelor of Arts, American Studies & English Literature
Mount Holyoke College


Landscape Architecture & Fiction Writing graduate studies, UC Berkeley

 

Spanish and French, conversant in Italian and German

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Amy Glynn

POET, ESSAYIST, EDUCATOR, EDITOR, COLLEGE ESSAY WHISPERER

Amy Glynn is an award-winning essayist, fiction writer and poet whose work appears in journals and anthologies including The Best American Poetry and The Best American Essays. Her most recent book is Romance Language, forthcoming from Measure Press in Summer 2021. Among other honors, she has received the Troubadour Prize from London's Coffee House Press, the SPUR Award of the Academy of Western Writers, Poetry Northwest's Carolyn Kizer Award, the Literal Latte Essay Prize, and multiple scholarships from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers Conferences. She has received two James Merrill House fellowships and served as inaugural Poet Laureate for the cities of Lafayette and Orinda, CA. She lives in Lafayette, CA, with her two daughters.

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Testimonials
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"My daughter has signed up for 7, yes, 7 ACT tests since March and had them all cancelled— even the one scheduled for December. Her essays are key now. Thank goodness she has Amy. Amy is the Pied Piper of college app essays. My daughter WANTS to follow her down the merry path. Or maybe Amy is better described as a snake charmer— for a kid who hates to do what everyone expects her to do, Amy has helped her focus her energies and writing style into something interesting and unique. Thank you, Amy!"  (Accepted: Harvey Mudd, Lewis and Clark)

★★★★★

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