Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 08

Marble Floors and Human Connections  by Emmeline Clein

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About the author:

Emmeline Clein is a freelance humor writer living in New York City. She has a Bachelor’s in history from Columbia University. She currently contributes to Betches, and pursues various side hustles, most recently organizing a Rabbi’s home office, to pay her rent. Her great passions in life are reading the news, listening to hip-hop, and eating barbecue.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 07

Jungle  by Gabrielle Gilbert

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About the author:

Gabrielle Gilbert has left Pratt Institute with a Bachelor’s degree in writing as proof, as well as many ghosts and student loans. Her weird words have been published in multiple issues of Selfish magazine and multiple issues of Alien Mouth, as well as Dum Dum Zine, Vanilla Sex Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, Witch Craft Magazine and Literary Orphans. She also has a book! A chapbook. Which can be found through Dancing Girl Press under the title Change of Engagement. She has found her saving grace in Memoir Mixtapes and has previously been featured in Volumes 1, 2, and 4, as well as a B-Side for Volume 3. Her Instagram is sometimes @gabbigilbert and she is sometimes living in Portland, ME.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 06

Guera, Where You Going?  by Kelly Shire

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About the author:

Kelly Shire’s creative nonfiction has appeared in The Coachella Review, Full Grown People, and Hippocampus, among others. Another music-based essay, about George Jones, is forthcoming in the journal The Museum of Americana. A third-generation native of Southern California, she holds an MFA from Cal State Long Beach, and continues to live in the region with her family, where she is working on a memoir.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 05

“These Will Be the Best Years of Your Life”  by M. Stone

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About the author:

M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry and fiction while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, Star 82 Review, UCity Review, and numerous other journals. Find her on Twitter @writermstone and at writermstone.wordpress.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 04

White Rabbit  by Dorothy Rice

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Dorothy Rice has recent work in Cabinet of Heed, Longridge Review, Proximity and Minerva Rising. Her debut book, The Reluctant Artist, a memoir/art book, was published by Shanti Arts in 2015. At 60, following a career with the California EPA, Rice earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert. Find her at http://www.dorothyriceauthor.com and on twitter @dorothyrowena.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 03

Cherry Bomb  by Amanda Earl

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Amanda Earl is a Canadian writer, publisher, editor, visual poet and music fanatic, who lives in Ottawa. She’s always looking for kindred misfits in her exploration of art. Amanda is the managing editor of Bywords. ca and the fallen angel of Angel House Press. She’s got some killer playlists on Youtube and Spotify. Hit her up on Twitter @KikiFolle. More info on her publishing activities is available at AmandaEarl.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 01

My Uncle David Derails My Fourteen-Year-Old Mind Introducing Me to Radiohead  by Stephen Briseño

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About the author:

Stephen Briseño graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in English and Secondary Education. For 11 years, he has taught young teenagers the joys of the English language and story in Texas public schools and for three of those years, he taught in Shenzhen, China. After being challenged by a perceptive student, he’s decided to be as brave as his pubescent pupils and share his writing with others. He lives and teaches in San Antonio, TX with his wife and daughter.