As the child born to exiled Ugandan refugees fleeing Amin’s terror by way of Kenya, England, Minnesota, California, Mexico, Australia, Chicago, and New York City just to name a few…Hope’s work draws deeply from her diverse perspective, able to speak to a multitude of audiences.
Hope is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience in fiction, essay, screenplay, copy, technical/business and resume writing. A Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Hope also holds two Ivy League caliber degrees and has taught writing at other prestigious institutions for nearly a decade.
Editor of thisgirlslakersblog.com, hopeafteryoga.com, and drivingwhenblack.com, Hope writes/has written for TheLadders Inc., the Vault Legal Guides Reference Book Series, BigThink.com, Bomb Magazine, and other industry clients. For the past seven years Hope taught writing at New York University, where, from 2004 to 2007 she earned her M.F.A. as the New York Times Foundation Fellow in fiction. She has also taught writing and film production at Northwestern University and the City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Other awards include a Starworks Teaching Artist Fellowship, a Student Academy Award, the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, The Stage Left New Works New Plays Award, Northwestern University Creative Writing for the Media Honors, Outstanding English Department Scholar, and Northwestern University Departmental Honors in Filmmaking. A life long musician, Hope produced international music show Continental Drift at WNUR FM, Chicago’s award-winning independent radio station and trained new audio technicians. Freelance media work also includes shooting over thirty independent short films as cinematographer and/or camera operator. Technical work includes two years as a film/lighting/grip/studio technician, providing training and use as well as maintaining film equipment.
Hope is currently revising her first three novels for publication and about to start production on her latest screenplay. In spring 2010 Hope’s latest piece “feels” had its New York City premiere in a mixed media collaboration at the Joyce Soho Theatre, followed by an encore performance in fall 2011 as part of the WhiteWave Dance Festival. Although she will always consider Brooklyn her hometown, Hope lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their little black dog and kitty.
Hope’s first book Movement No. 1: Trains will be available for pre-order soon!
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If you are interested in aquiring the rights to something Hope has written or in contracting Hope’s writing and teaching services, email Hope at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Hope at: 626.209.3198.