Curriculum Vitae                      BRANDI M. SPAETHE               

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing - Poetry, California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA. May 2013
Bachelor of Arts, English & Creative Writing, Purdue University, 
West Lafayette, IN. May 2008

EXPERIENCE

CSU Summer Arts - Course Coordinator                                             Jun. 2016 - Jul. 2017
Course: Sexuality and Love in Creative Writing

Lambda Literary Foundation - LitFest Coordinator                        Jul. 2016 - April 2017
Lambda LitFest Los Angeles

California State University, Los Angeles  –  Adjunct Faculty         Jul. 2013 – Present
ENGL 096, ENGL 102, ESC 021, ENGL 1050, ENGL 1005A/B

Poets & Writers, Inc. –  Program Coordinator                                 June 2013 – June 2017
Readings & Workshops (West) and California Office

California State University, Fresno – Teaching Associate             Aug. 2012 – May 2013
ENGL 5A, ENGL 41 (poetry workshop) 

The Normal School: A Literary Magazine - Editorial Assistant        Aug. 2010 - May 2013
Poetry

HONORS AND AWARDS

BLOOM Chapbook Contest Finalist, 2014
Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer's Conference Fellowship, Summer 2013
Graduate Thesis & Creative Activities Grant, Fall 2012
2012 C.G. Hanzlicek Poetry Writing Fellowship, Spring 2012
Edward & Alberta Brown Scholarship, CSU-Fresno 2010/2011 Academic Year
Southern Indiana University Ropewalk Writer’s Retreat Scholarship, June 2008
Indiana University Summer Writer’s Conference Scholarship, June 2007

SERVICE LEARNING & VOLUNTEER WORK

AWP LGBTQ Caucus, Vice President, Spring 2015-Spring 2016
Lit Crawl LA: NoHo, Volunteer Coordinator & Curatorial Committee, Summer 2013-present
Young Writer's Conference, Workshop Leader and Solicitor, Spring 2011-Spring 2013
San Joaquin Literary Association, Event Coordinator, Fall 2010-Spring 2013

PUBLICATIONS

Spaethe, Brandi M. "There Was No One to Teach Me This" The California Journal of Poetics Summer 2016.
Spaethe, Brandi M. In the Belly of It All: "Lovers," "Feel My Bones on Your Bones," "You Told Me Boy Look the Other Way" The New Engagement  Summer 2016
Spaethe, Brandi M. "Poets & Writers Sixth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading" Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops blog August 22, 2015.
Spaethe, Brandi M. "For Reasons Unknown" Minola Review Summer 2016.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “The First Time I Use a Strap-On” BLOOM Winter 2015.
Spaethe, Brandi M. "Poets & Writers Fifth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading" Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops blog June 29, 2015.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Sounds in an Evening Room” Toe Good Poetry Summer 2014.
Spaethe, Brandi M. "A Poet's Place: Ruminations at Fresno's P &W Roundtable" Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops blog May 15, 2014.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Saturn” Codex Journal Summer 2014.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Touring the Baniszewski House” Slipstream Summer 2013.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Gull” American Athenaeum Spring 2013: 28.
Spaethe, Brandi M. To You Who Wants In. Chapbook. HardingPoorman Press, Winter 2012/2013.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “You’re So Skin Tight” Off the Rocks Anthology vol. 16 Fall 2012:
72.
Spaethe, B.M. “Telekinesis.” CRATE Fall 2012: 31.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “A Collection: words and limbs,” “Mold,” “Henry’s Milk,"
“Sobering.” The Bell Tower Spring 2008: 11, 15, 17, & 27.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Backyard Warnings.” The Bell Tower Spring 2007: 32.

CONFERENCES & RETREATS

Poets & Writers Live: Inspiration in San Francisco, January 14-15, 2017
AWP Conference Exhibitor and Participant: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Poets & Writers Live: Inspiration in San Francisco, January  10, 2015
Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer's Retreat Fellow under David Groff, Summer 2013
Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop Contributor under Mary Szybist, Summer 2012
Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop Contributor under D.A. Powell, Summer 2011
Ropewalk Writer's Retreat Contributor under Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Summer 2008
IU Summer Writer's Conference Contributor  under Heather McHugh, Summer 2007

PANELS

AWP Tampa, The Road Out: Lambda Literary Surveys the Future of LGBTQ Writing, Spring 2018
AWP Los Angeles  LGBTQ Caucus, March 31, 2016
LitFest Pasadena, LGBTQ Writers Having Their Say June 4, 2016
City of West Hollywood’s ongoing Lesbian Speakers Series and WeHo Reads Program, A Thin Bright Line:
    Reaching Back and Looking Forward in the Literature of Lesbian and Queer Women
October 22, 2016

EVENTS CURATED

2017 Poets & Writers' Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures
2016 Poets & Writers' Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures
2015 Poets & Writers' Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures
2013 Sal y Muerte: P&W-Sponsored Salton Sea Desert Workshop
2012 San Joaquin Literary Association's WordFest, Fresno CA