MOLLY ZAKOOR

+writer & editor+

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Molly Zakoor (née Schulman) is a writer and an editor. She was born in California; she grew up in New York; she lived in Georgia for a nice while, and then Texas, and now she’s back in NYC. She has a dog named Sabah, which means Grandpa and/or Morning.

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After receiving her BA in Creative Writing from The New School in 2009, she worked in publishing as an in-house editor at The Friedrich Agency where she worked with authors such as Elizabeth Strout, Jane Smiley, Terry McMillan, and Ruth Ozeki. In October 2013, she left the agency to pursue her own writing, performing, and professional freelance editing and author consultation services. As an independent editor, she's worked with authors such as Imbolo Mbue, Mary Laura Philpott, Heather Barbieri, Michelle Ruiz Keil, and Will Heinrich. She has taught writing and publishing workshops in Austin, TX and Brooklyn, NY and she will soon be the guest instructor at L'avventura Writing Retreat at Villa Cantoni, in the Friuli region of Northeast Italy.

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Molly debuted her one woman show, a poetry-based storytelling performance called One of Six—a story about growing up with many siblings, in many houses—at the City of Savannah Center for Cultural Affairs in May 2014. She has been published in literary journals such as Release, Eleven-and-a-Half, Burningword, and Sink Review.  She guest edited the Summer 2015 issue of Five Quarterly, and she was a Winter 2016 Ragdale writer-in-residence.  She is currently working on her debut novel—a multi-generational tale of brothers, sisters, and show business—called HOW TO CRY ON CUE.