WEBSITE DESIGN & CREATIVE DIRECTION
Helping first-time to experienced writers craft, edit and place articles, essays and op-eds.
Angels Flight • literary west
Alexis Arquette Family Foundation
Junior League of Los Angeles
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, LA)
The Nervous Breakdown
New York Times
PAVE (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment)
Carolyn Clark Powers
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)
To Be of Service (documentary)
Tops in Stone
Marnie is a writer, visual artist and activist with 15+ years’ experience as a marketing and PR director in the music and entertainment industries. She earned a BFA in Photography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts focusing on mixed media installation and women's studies. As an adoptee and rape survivor, she has been drawn to examining identity through creative mediums and championing the importance of owning your story. With a knack and passion for supporting other artists, she became a booking agent for New York City musicians and went on to work for Island Records and Sony Music.
After several years spearheading events and logistics for a well-known on and offline dating company, Marnie took a novel writing class, completed a memoir and was selected as a 2016 PEN America Emerging Voices fellow. She's honed her developmental editing skills as creative nonfiction editor at Angels flight • literary west and The Nervous Breakdown's essays editor.
A public speaker, writer, and artist, Marnie’s activism spans over two decades. She has consulted television shows on rape storylines, produced PSAs featuring Kevin Bacon and Dylan McDermott and radio ads with Christina Ricci, created mixed media art, lobbied for bills on Capitol Hill, and has been an on-call emergency room advocate for sexual assault survivors. Her consulting work for ABC's "Private Practice" earned them an Emmy nomination and a PRISM award.
Marnie writes about gender politics, adoption, women’s health, relationships, trauma and recovery for such publications as TIME, Washington Post, LA Weekly, Yahoo, and The Rumpus, among many others. She has written a second memoir and a based-on-true events television screenplay with actress and activist Rosanna Arquette attached as producing partner.
Forever dedicated to truth telling, Marnie is a personal essay coach and writing instructor. Her students and clients have been published in Forbes, New York Times, CNN, Vanity Fair, Longreads, LA Times, Glamour, InStyle, and others. She lives in Santa Monica with her rescue bullpei, Dempsey.
"WE think this is a wonderful, heart FULL talk. It is authentic, kind in spirit with a great takeaway message.. bravo. Often endings are where things fall apart. This has a strong strong ending. Well done."
Bob Ayres, Executive Producer/Licensee /TEDxMarin