Caroline Berger is a writer, teacher, editor, curator, website content guru, social media expert and activist based in Baltimore. 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 Flaneur Foundry, 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. For many, many years she co-curated the Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series in New York City, and has helped found sister series in Chicago and Nairobi. She was also the co-editor/founder of Salon Zine, an online literary journal.
Caroline served for many years 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 also served as a juror for the Scholastic Writing Awards.
Most recently, Caroline was the Website and Social Media Manager for the international women’s rights organization Equality Now. She is currently available for freelance projects. Caroline has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications, public relations, and development. She has worked previously at anti-poverty nonprofit organizations dedicated to eliminating the root causes of poverty through a blend of direct services, advocacy, and research and awareness raising.