Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Maryann Ullmann

Maryann Ullmann is fond of blurring the boundaries of genre, mixing realism and fabulism, and encouraging voices that the world needs more of. She writes mostly fiction but loves to explore different genres and multimedia with all age groups, as well as explore interdisciplinary topics such as science, civics, and language.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University in Pittsburgh with emphases on Fiction and Pedagogy, and earned the program’s top fellowship for commitment to community leadership. She has taught creative writing in numerous community spaces including county jails, cultural centers, and afterschool programs for youth.

She has published stories, essays, articles and poems in publications such as Permafrost, Literary Bohemian, Prime Number and Whole Terrain, among others. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and has worked with English language learners from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She also teaches history, civics and Spanish at School One, and serves on the advisory board of Write RI, and the board of Frequency Writers. 

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I Have Worked With

  • Classes taught:

    Lit Lab (Middle & High School)

    Speculative Fiction (Middle & High School)

    National Novel Writing Month Young Writers Program (Middle & High School)

    Banned Books (High School)

    American Affairs (High School)

    Spanish 1 (High School)

    Creative Writing (High School)

  • Workshops taught:

    Short Story Writing (High School--ELL)

    Short Story Writing (Middle & High School)


  • Class taught:

    Creative Cartography (Teen)

    Magical Realism (Adult)

    Literary ESOL (Adult)



  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Physical Address: 
Providence, RI 02906
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Humanities - Literature
Humanities - Philosophy
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Publishing
Theater - Playwriting
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Languages Available: 
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Curriculum Development
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Frequency Writers Board Member
MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, Chatham University with certificate in Teaching Creative Writing
MS in Environmental Advocacy & Organizing, Antioch University New England
BA in Cultural & Interdisciplinary Studies, Antioch College
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

I am happy to adapt workshops to accommodate for accessibility with advanced notice. I also have extensive experience working with English language learners, addressing multiple intelligences in lesson-planning and students with ADD, dyslexia, asperger syndrome, etc.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age