Nancy Agabian


Nancy Agabian is a writer, teacher, and literary organizer, working in the spaces between race, ethnicity, cultural identity, feminism and queer identity.  Read details in her Bio.

She is the author of the poetry/performance collection Princess Freak, and the memoir Me as her again.  She recently completed a novel, “The Fear of Large and Small Nations”, which was a finalist in the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.  Info on the Books page.

She founded Heightening Stories in 2012 to teach creative writing workshops that focus on social issues as well as craft.  Find a class you’d like to take with Nancy — online or in Jackson Heights, Queens —  in Workshops.  Or learn more about working with her one-on-one in Editing and Coaching.

She has been teaching in community spaces since 1994 and in academic environments since 2003.  Find out about her history as a teacher in Previous Workshops.

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