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Aarti Monteiro is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a BA in English Literature from Grinnell College and an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers University-Newark. She has received support from VONA/Voices, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Tin House Writers' Workshop. She oversees the programs department at the youth writing nonprofit 826NYC. Aarti is working on a novel in stories that deals with home, loss, and identity. Her work has been featured in Cosmonauts Avenue, Epiphany Magazine, and wildness. Born and raised in India and Illinois, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Aarti tweets at @aaisforaarti.



readings & events

  • 826NYC Reading Series, Pete's Candy Store, February 11, 2019

  • RAICES Fundraiser, Starr Bar, September 23, 2018

  • Renegade Reading Series, Cafe con Libros, May 18, 2018, 7:00pm

  • 826NYC Reading Series, Pete's Candy Store, May 14, 2018, 6:30pm

  • Bloom Reading Series, Hudson View Gardens, February 18, 2018

  • Eclipsed Reading Series, Naive Bar, November 16, 2017

  • Girls Write Now Memoir Workshop, October 28, 2017

  • Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading Series, KGB Bar, March 4, 2017