Alexandra Kostoulas is an award-winning writer of poetry, fiction and journalism. She is the founder of the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute and publisher of the Mid-Market News. She has performed her work on stage locally and nationally at Santa Barbara Book & Author festival, Los Angeles Festival of Books, UC Berkeley, Beyond Baroque Bookstore in Venice, CA, Mills College, the Lit Symposium at UC Santa Barbara, June Jordan’s Poetry for the People in Berkeley, Books and Books in Miami, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York and more.

She has just finished a book of poems called Leaving Los Angeles about a young poet's coming-of-age. She is currently working on finishing up her novel Persephone Stolen that weaves in tales of the Persephone myth, the immigrant experience and stolen artifacts. 

She teaches people to find their voice and unblock themselves creatively every day at and

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