Monarch Writers Workshop
Natassja SchielTeaching since Mar 2020
Natassja Schielis a memoirist and creative writing instructor. She founded Monarch Writers Workshop which specializes in memoir and personal essay writing. Her writing has been featured at the Millions, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Bitch, Longreads, among others. She teaches at Mercy College. Natassja was also a Contributing Editor at the literary journal Pigeon Pages. At UC Riverside, Natassja was a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, won the McQuern Graduate Award for Nonfiction, and received a competitive third-year MFA Fellowship. She was writer-in-residence at the Yefe Nof: Redesign Residency and a Jane Geuting Camp Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She holds a creative writing MFA from the University of California, Riverside.