Caroline Berger is a writer, teacher, editor, curator , social media-er, women’s rights-er, sucker for a good cause based in New York City. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing with a concentration in fiction from The New School in 2002, and has a B.A. in English literature and writing from Hiram College. She has taught creative writing classes at The New School. Her writing has been published in such literary journals as La Petite Zine, Pindeldyboz, Barrow Street, Vibrant Gray and the anthologies Hiram, U.S.A: Essays From the Hill; Best of Vibrant Gray; and Best of Stain. She has read at various public venues in New York, Chicago, and Ohio. She co-curated the Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series in New York City, for many, many years and has helped found sister series in Chicago and Nairobi. She is also the co-editor and founder of Salon Zine, an online literary journal.
Caroline serves on the advisory board of Girls Write Now, which, since 1998 has provided guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City’s high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career, and life. She has also served as a juror for the Scholastic Writing Awards.
In addition to volunteering her time to these worthy organizations, Caroline has years of experience in nonprofit communications, public relations, and development. She is currently using her web & social media powers for good at Equality Now, a twenty year old international women’s rights organization which aims to end violence and discrimination against women and girls worldwide through legal advocacy, establishing legal precedents, and working with grassroots organizations on the ground to amplify their voices and issues.
Previously, She was the communications associate at Center for Poverty Solutions in Baltimore, an organization dedicated to eliminating the root causes of poverty through a blend of direct services, advocacy, and research and awareness raising. Following that, she was the Special Projects coordinator at The Loading Dock, also in Baltimore. The Loading Dock has a two-fold mission of keeping building materials out of landfills while also providing low-cost building materials to nonprofit organizations and low-income home owners.
She also enjoys knitting, and is taking an introductory Arabic course so that the web content she posts for her job (in 4 languages) makes more sense than “it looks like dots and squiggles.” 🙂