Have questions about DIY MFA? Any thoughts you want to share? We’d love to hear from you! You can contact members of the DIY MFA team using the information below.
Gabriela Pereira, Creative Director
Bess Weatherby, Web Editor
Creative Director at DIY MFA, Gabriela earned her MFA from The New School, in New York. While undercover as a graduate student, she collected information and discovered new techniques, even inventing a few writing tools of her own. Now she wants to share everything she learned with all writers.
Gabriela is a freelance writing teacher and leads workshops throughout New York City. She has taught at organizations like 826NYC, Everybody Wins and the East Harlem Tutorial Program, as well as a local writing workshop she built from the ground up.
With a concentration in Writing for Children, when she’s not working on DIY MFA, Gabriela loves to write middle grade and teen fiction, with a little “fiction for grown-ups” thrown in for good measure. Her work has appeared in several literary magazines and in a lesson plan anthology by 826 National. She enjoys coming up with new dastardly plans and innovative resources to share at DIY MFA.
For more information about Gabriela, check out her LinkedIn profile.
Email: gabriela [at] DIYMFA [dot] com
Phone: (646) 820-8149
Bess Weatherby serves as DIY MFA’s Web Editor and currently works as an Editorial Assistant at Tor/Forge books. She moved to New York City in 2010, after earning degrees in English and Philosophy from Hillsdale College, to create a writing life outside the classroom.
In-between various jobs–including nannying, freelancing and drafting her own books—Bess has served as a social media and marketing assistant to an international best-selling author. She also created a popular blog that chronicled her life as a writer in New York City.
When she’s not working, Bess writes young adult fantasy, creative non-fiction and the occasional missive on Manhattan. She loves the city because it welcomes and celebrates undaunted dreamers. That’s also why she loves DIY MFA
Email: bess [at] DIYMFA [dot] com