Meet Your Writer


Susanne Salehi, MA

Queer feminist grant writer hailing from Memphis, TN. Hufflepuff (just and loyal) INFP (true idealist), Taurus (sensual and stubborn) See also: cat lady.  Tough and tender - I'll cry when I see something beautiful and lay steady for a three hour rib tattoo.

I play rugby and soccer, run, and hike in my spare time. If you find me near a body of water, I'm probably figuring out how to get my hands on a kayak. Reading has long been a passion of mine, since I was four, begging my mother to read just one more chapter of Patricia C. Wrede's Dealing with Dragons, since I was nine, staying up all night with a flashlight under the covers to finish Dune. Volunteering also moves me.

During my day job, I write grants and manage relationships and projects. In addition, I've been accepted to Sewanee's School of Letters, a low-residency MFA program where I will focus on creative nonfiction. Both Tennessee Williams and Katherine Mansfield have shaped who I am as a writer.

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Photo Credit: Jenny Brandt