Bridget Eileen: Bio
Bridget Eileen is a writer who lives in Providence. She grew up in the Boston area. She has a Bachelor of Science in English Education with minors in Music and Women's Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in the great state of Maine. She is a poet, she does communications work, and she writes two blogs, Vintage Bridge: Arts & Culture Notebook and Vintage Bridge Style: Retro Fashion on a Bohemian Budget.
Her online arts and culture notebook is available at www.Vintage-Bridge.com, where she writes about many topics, including the arts, food, nature, travel, organization, paganism, politics & literature.
Her beauty blog, Vintage Bridge Style, is an age, sex, and body positive, plus-size, pin-up and vintage style website that provides inspiring ideas for outfits, accessories, and makeup on a budget.
Her poetry work has been published in Nitrogen House, Stone's Throw, Hineni Magazine, Let the Bucket Down, Reality Beach, Summer Stock Lit Journal, & Anti-Heroin Chic. She has also been published in Reflections, The Maine Review, The Ornery Hipster, Vividarium, The Accompaniest, Stonecoast Lines, and Newport Life Magazine. She worked as an arts and cultural reporter for The Maine Campus, The Loop and The Malden Muse.
She is an artistic director for the long-standing Boston-area poetry festival, the Boston Poetry Marathon (bostonpoetrymarathon.wordpress.com/). She's done poetry readings in Boston (Eastie and JP), Brooklyn, Albany, Cambridge, Gloucester, Maine, Manhattan, and New Orleans.
Bridget Eileen serves as the Communications Chair and 2nd Congressional District Executive Committee Representative for the Rhode Island Democratic Women's Caucus. She worked on copy editing and copywriting as a merchandising assistant for an online retailer. She taught journalism and was the faculty advisor for a high school newspaper in Maine. She has been main editor and writer for educational newsletters--and has worked on other types of communications projects--at multiple academic institutions in New England.
Bridget runs the Boston Austen Book Club, a book club that meets once a season to discuss the works of Jane Austen, works inspired by Jane Austen, or writing on Austen's books and life.
Her social and biological nieces and nephews call her Auntie Boo-Boo and that's awesome. Her role model in life is Maude, of Harold and Maude.