Bridget Eileen Bio
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Writer in Rhode Island
Bridget Eileen is a writer who lives in Rhode Island. She is a poet. She does communications work. She is an artistic director for the Boston Poetry Marathon. And she writes two blogs: An Arts Notebook, an arts and culture blog, and Glam Witch Style a plus size glamour witch, curvy cottage core, body positive beauty blog.
Bridget Eileen grew up in the Boston area. She has a Bachelor of Science in English Education with minors in Music and Women's Studies from University of Maine, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry from University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program.
Bridget Eileen's poetry work has been published in Frost Meadow Review, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Boston Hassle, 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.
Bridget Eileen has done poetry readings in Boston, Brooklyn, Albany, Cambridge, Gloucester, Maine, Manhattan, and New Orleans. Recently, she has done online poetry readings for 1000 Poets for Change - Connecticut and at Boston Architectural College.
Bridget Eileen has served in multiple roles in the performing arts: as a singer in several choirs, a trombonist in classical and jazz bands, an actor in plays, a theatre director for high schools, and as a front-of-house volunteer for the Boston-area burlesque organizations, Rogue Burlesque and Alternatease.
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.
Stay tuned for upcoming news on a new chapter of JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) chapter. Bridget Eileen will be the founder and regional coordinator of the forthcoming JASNA-RI regional organization.
Bridget Eileen is the Secretary of the Rhode Island Democratic Women's Caucus. She served as the Communications Chair for the Caucus, and was previously the Executive Commitee Member representing the 2nd Congressional District.
She is also an EMILY's List Ignite Change Fellow, and her work with the RI Democratic Women's Caucus was featured at the 2021 EMILY's List National Gala.
Other Communications Work
Bridget Eileen has 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 numerous educational newsletters--and has worked on other types of communications projects--at academic institutions throughout New England.
Bridget Eileen is a non-denominational ordained minister through Universal Ministries and is available to officiate weddings for couples who are seeking an officiant for either non-denominational yet spiritual, a-religious, or neo-pagan wedding ceremonies.
Bridget Eileen's 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.