Elizabeth Tannen is a freelance writer, journalist, editor and teacher. She was born and raised in Brooklyn before it was cool.
Her work has appeared in places like NPR, Salon,The Rumpus, The Morning News, and Psychology Today. She writes the blog Dating in the Odyssey Years, and blogs for the Huffington Post. She has been awarded residencies by the New York Mills Arts Center in Minnesota, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City.
Elizabeth currently resides in South Minneapolis, where she teaches creative writing with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and at The Loft. She has also taught writing at The Creative Center in New York.
From 2005 to 2008, Elizabeth worked as an editor and producer for NPR’s flagship newsmagazine, All Things Considered. She attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, Macalester College in St. Paul and received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Elizabeth is presently working to revise her memoir, called Close (check out The Rumpus for excerpts), plug away at her first novel and write a weekly poem.