Linda Kobert is a freelance writer, editor, and educator based in Charlottesville, Virginia. For more than 30 years (can it be that long?!) my features, profiles, travel pieces, essays, and reports of local events have regularly appeared in print and on-line publications, including Hospital Drive, The Washington Post, Spirituality and Health, American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, every major publication in Charlottesville, and many University of Virginia and UVA Medical Center publications. I used to manage a blog for The Hook, a local news and arts weekly, and produced radio essays that air on a local NPR affiliate. I’ve also read submissions for the literary magazine Creative Nonfiction and still serve as editor for the medical literary journal Hospital Drive.
During the fall 2010 academic term, I had the awesome opportunity to teach writing and run the writing center for the UVA study abroad program Semester at Sea. For 107 days, this floating university circumnavigated the globe while conducting classes and stopping in a dozen ports along the way. This gig was so amazing, I did it again in fall 2012, sailing around the Atlantic! You can read several essays about my adventures on this very blog.
But wait! There’s more! In 2014, I earned my MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. Since then I’ve published my creative work in Postcard Poems & Prose, We Said Go Travel, The Pen and Bell, Lunch Ticket, Pulse, The Intima, and most recently The American Journal of Nursing. My debut novel, The Loved Ones, is completed and I’m looking for an agent. And because I’m a writing junkie, I lead creative writing groups and workshops in the community, including critique groups at the library and a reflective writing group for nurses.
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