Kimberly Bunker

Kimberly B.

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Kimberly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 17+

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My favorite food is anything Ethiopian.

When I'm not writing, I love doing aerial silks, working on an organic produce farm, doing yoga, and cooking. I also play piano.

My favorite writers are David Mitchell, Ann Patchett, John Green, Nabokov, Vonnegut, Brene Brown, and Anne Lamott.

My short stories have been published in Glimmer Train, Portable Magic: An Anthology, Storychord, PANK Magazine, Used Furniture Review, Pure Francis, the Bicycle Review, and others. I have one novel under my belt and am currently working on the second.

I specialize in literary fiction, but I also teach narrative nonfiction, academic writing, and occasionally genre fiction and poetry.

I believe everyone has a story to tell.

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Adjunct instructor
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
St. Joseph's College

Taught freshmen writing seminars at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, NY.

Adjunct instructor
Aug 2015 - May 2016
SUNY Geneseo

Taught freshmen writing seminars and upper level, multi-genre creative writing courses at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Adjunct instructor
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
SUNY Brockport

Taught freshmen writing seminars at the State University of New York at Brockport, specializing in narrative nonfiction and research papers.

Writing instructor
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Writers & Books

Taught creative writing (fiction) classes to adults in the community of Rochester, NY.

Writing mentor
Sep 2012 - May 2013
PEN American Center

Mentored writers in prison by mail; judged PEN'S prison-writers fiction contest.

Workshop instructor
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Step by Step of Rochester

Taught creative writing to woman in a medium-security state prison in upstate NY.


Master of Fine Arts
Aug 2013 - May 2015
St. Joseph's College
Bachelor of Arts in Music and English
Aug 2005 - May 2009
University of Notre Dame


First Prize, Very Short Fiction Contest
Apr 2015
Glimmer Train
Winner, Short Story Contest
Jan 2014
The Story Plant Authors First Competition

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