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Arielle Silver, MFA

Antioch University Los Angeles

Arielle Silver is a literary writer, performing songwriter, teacher of holistic yoga practices, and yoga studio owner. She teaches songwriting, creative writing, and yoga philosophy for the International Women’s Writing Guild and in community workshops; and creative writing and creativity research studies at Antioch University, where she earned her MFA, with a primary focus on Creative Nonfiction, and secondary foci in Fiction and Literary Translation. She is former editor-in-chief of Lunch Ticket and two-time winner of the AULA Library Research Award, for her research on the wicked stepmother narrative and on the intersection of post-modernism, lyric essay, and feminist pedagogy. Her literary essays and poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets anthology, and published in Brevity, Literary Hub, Lilith, Moment, Under The Gum Tree, and more. Her recent singer-songwriter album, A Thousand Tiny Torches, was released in 2020.

Educational History

MFA, Creative Writing
Antioch University Los Angeles

post-MFA Certificate in Creative Writing Pedagogy
Antioch University Los Angeles

Graduate Diploma, Songwriting, Clarinet
Berklee College of Music

BA in Psychology
Brandeis University

A Thousand Tiny Torches: lyrics, essays, art, and album notes, Seeding Thunder, 2020
A Thousand Tiny Torches, Seeding Thunder, 2020. (Music recording)
Something Pretty Something True, Passion Records, 2006 (Music recording)
On The Dashboard of a Shaky Car, Passion Records, 2004 (Music recording)
3 Minute Song, LionsRoar Records, 1999 (Music recording)

Winner, 2017 AULA Library Research Award
Winner, 2016 AULA Library Research Award
Best of the Net nominee 2017
Pushcart Prize nominee 2016
Best New Poets nominee 2016
Bermuda Triangle Poetry Prize winner, The Poet’s Billow 2016

Adjunct Faculty,

Liberal Studies


Courses Taught

Sources of Creativity (ART-3100)
Writing Memoirs: Turning Towards Home (ENG3030)
Music Supervision (BUS4510)
Feasting on Form: Noodling with Experimental Creative Nonfiction (I2P)
5-week Graduate Student Presentations Workshop (AULA MFA)

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