ANNA MARCH’s essays, fiction, reviews, reading lists, interviews, poetry, playlists, diaries and commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of publications including The New York Times Modern Love Column, New York Magazine, Tin House, VQR, Hip Mama and Bustle. She writes regularly for Salon and The Rumpus, where she also has a weekly books column, “Anna March’s Reading Mixtape”. She frequently writes on topics in the political/popular culture related to intersectional feminism, sexuality and gender with an emphasis on the power individuals have to effect change through ordinary actions. She has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. She is co-founder of Roar: Literature and Revolution by Feminist People, founder of LITFOLKS, a literary hosting organization in L.A. that is expanding to D.C. this fall and on the Advisory Board for Literary Orphans and Angels Flight Literary West. She has completed a novel, “The Diary of Suzanne Frank”, is at work on an essay collection, “Feminist Killjoy”, and is nearing completion of her memoir, “Happy People Live Here”. You may keep up with her on Facebook and Twitter or email her.
Anna lived most of her life in DC, with a four year stint in San Diego. A lifelong visitor to Rehoboth Beach, in 2009, she moved there full-time. She spent 2015 in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and now happily divides her time between her beloved Rehoboth Beach and the terrific Los Angeles, with frequent forays to DC and NYC.
Harriet the Spy and From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler changed everything for Anna. At a young age she came to believe that girls could search for meaning in something outside their own lives and find it. Anna is a proud lifelong feminist.Before finally coming home to being a writer, Anna worked in women’s human rights, at a rape crisis center and at a political magazine. Along the way she also served as a camp counselor, campaign staffer, grocery store clerk, non-profit fundraiser, gun control advocate and literary arts center director. She is inspired by suffragists and abolitionists, Mary McLeod Bethune (her childhood idol), Ida Wells, FDR and Alice Paul. She is working on becoming a runner again, and registered for a half-marathon in December 2016. She collects vintage cookbooks, adores her stalwart pink chucks, Adrienne Rich, dive bars, a nice pasta, John Irving, kayaking, Joan Didion, James Baldwin and a night at the opera. She likes a lot of music, she likes Bob Dylan better.
Anna is an active supporter of several literary/artistic/charitable organizations, individuals and publications. She donated three Little Free Libraries for use in Rehoboth Beach and Santa Barbara, is a proud donor activist for the Third Wave Fund (a gender justice organization), the National Network of Abortion Funds and PEN America’s Writers’ Emergency Fund. She’s made several billion mistakes and bad choices. Since 2006, she’s been trying to do some good. In 2016, she’s even decided to forgive herself. Let’s kill shame, shall we?