To steal a concept from jazz musician Jon Batiste, I believe in using all our gifts and tools and talents to create riots of love which course through us and bind us to each other. I seek to create bursts of bright, messy energy that make us feel the humanity of the beautiful and funny looking people who stand across the aisle. I write because I want to be a cog in the joy machine of life. (Well, that and because, as Terry Pratchett said, “Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.”)
Emma is a writer, stage manager, director, and producer currently living in Los Angeles. She writes poetry, plays, prose, and in circles.
Her poem “String Theory” was published in the literary arts magazine, “Grub Street.” While with the George Mason Players, she directed Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” served as Festival Stage Manager for the Ten Minute Play Festival, and produced her original short play, “Open and Close.”
She is currently writing a novel that updates the Persephone myth and is developing a serialized radio comedy about a prison colony on the moon. Emma also runs a small blog entitled “The Well Read Life,” where she seeks to discuss good stories found in all genres and formats and where she occasionally posts her own original works and musings. In addition to these independent projects, she is serving as Line Producer for a short film about love and chocolate covered potato chips called, “Speed Dating,” being produced by Legend Maker Productions, LLC.
Never one to limit herself by format or medium, Emma has also begun to test the waters of photography. In this new venture, she’s had her work featured by the Quartier des spectacles, Montréal as a part of their 2015-2016 Luminothérapie exhibit.
While not pursuing her creative endeavors, she finances these projects by working full time as a Fashion Copywriter for Hautelook.com, a Nordstrom Inc. Company, and part time as a freelance writer and editor.