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.