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, Global Citizen, and Utterance Journal among others. Her work principally focuses on issues related to race, culture and identity

Background & Experience

Shamecca has a BA in English from Georgetown University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York where she also teaches English Literature and Composition. 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. In addition to teaching, she currently works as consultant to the Baruch College Writing Center and explores idependent creative projects 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