Aminah Mae Safi

Aminah Mae Safi is the author of four novels, including Tell Me How You Really Feel and Travelers Along the Way: a Robin Hood Remix. She loves Sofia Coppola movies, Bollywood endings, and the Fast and Furious franchise.
Her award-winning short stories can be found in Fresh Ink, Freshman Orientation (2023), and Out of Our League (2024). Her writing has also appeared at Salon and Bustle. When not writing, she can be found teaching at the low residence MFA program at Antioch University as well as instructing new writers at the UCLA Extensions Creative Writing program.

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Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit

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