Creative Writer & Teaching Artist

Shamecca Harris is a New York-based creative writer and teaching artist. Her essays, reportage, and experimental writing have appeared in The Rumpus, River Teeth, PANK, Apogee Journal, midnight & indigo and elsewhere. Her work principally focuses on issues related to race, culture, and identity and has received notable mention in the Best American Essays anthology series.


Background & Experience

Shamecca has a BA in English from Georgetown University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. She has also participated in workshops and fellowships with the Hurston/Wright Foundation, Kweli Journal, and the Periplus Collective. Prior to the MFA, she wrote and edited digital content for publishers including ABC News and The Huffington Post and worked as an editorial liaison for various Fortune 500 companies to help develop and execute their content marketing strategies. She currently teaches undergraduate creative writing and composition in New York City.

“Being a black woman writer is not a shallow place to write from. It doesn’t limit my imagination; it expands it.”

– Toni Morrison


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