ANNE MARIE WARD is a creative, editor, researcher, and writer living in NEW YORK CITY! She is most often known as Anne Marie or AM, by those who don’t wish to say the whole thing.
She was born in Union County, New Jersey, and lived in Roselle Park for a very brief time, before her parents decided that they were lacking in cornfields and black bears and moved to Warren County in Northwest Jersey, bordering the PA state line. After some modest success with a 3rd-grade vocabulary assignment, Anne Marie’s teacher declared that she would make a great writer, and that’s what Anne Marie decided she would do.
She continued writing throughout secondary school, as well as studying graphic design, before moving to The Bronx to attend Fordham University, where she is earning a BA in Comparative Literature and English, with a Creative Writing concentration and Spanish minor. During her time in NYC, she has done her best to see the sights and learn new skills.
She is particularly fond of the MoMA PS1 in Queens and The Mandarin Duck of Central Park. She also enjoys yoga, which helps her recover from her newest hobby, roller skating—very poorly—and also from life’s general stress. She is detail-oriented, passionate, and enthusiastic about all her projects.
List of my education, experience, interests, and skills:
B.A., Comparative Literature & Creative Writing, 2019
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Fordham in Granada Program, 2018
WARREN HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
High School Diploma, 2015
Adobe Creative Suite (basic)
Audio/Visual Technology (basic)
Booklog POS Inventory Software
Google App Suite
Operating Systems, Mac/PC
Web Design (Basic)
Writing, Creative & Technical
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Creative Writing Capstone Seminar
Literary Magazine Workshop
Multimedia Narrative and Practice
Publishing Theory and Practice
Spanish and Latin American literature
Theories of Comparative Literature
New York Times Crosswords
Power Vinyasa Yoga
True-Crime/ Medical-Mystery Podcasts
Wikipedia’s Daily Featured Articles
Honors & Awards
Reid Family Prize - Fordham University - 2019
“Best Experiment” -Fordham University’s Annual Golden Gloves Literary Competition - 2018
International English Student Honor Society, AXO - 2018
Dean’s List (Second Honors) - Awarded Annually by Fordham University - 2017
1 of 15 students selected annually for Fordham University’s Selective Creative Writing Concentration - 2016
Voted “Happiest Student” of Mrs. Kohansby’s 3rd Grade Class - St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy - 2006
CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art & Action—Managing Editor
January-May 2019: a multimedia literary magazine with an emphasis on social justice; managed vision/mission of magazine, assigned interviews and outreach to staff, managed submissions and deadlines.
The Brink Literary Magazine: Creative Writing Senior Capstone Project—Editorial Team
January-May 2019: Edited and uploaded dozens of articles for the online magazine. Contributed three essays, one of which won the 2019 Reid Family Prize.
The Ram Newspaper—Copy editor
September 2018-May 2019: Copy edited issues of the newspaper before print.
The Ampersand Literary Magazine—Copy editor & Contributor
January 2017-May 2019: Copy edited literary magazine before print for five seasons; three pieces featured in Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 issues.
Bluestockings Bookstore and Activist Center—Volunteer & Zine Team
November 2016-PRESENT: Volunteer staff in cafe and bookstore; worked with Zine Team to digitize zine catalog for hundreds of zine issues.
Rodrigue’s Coffee House—Barista & Sound Tech
February 2016-May 2019: volunteered as barista and sound tech in a student-run coffee house and event space.
CURA Magazine, Issue 20: Vanishing Point
For my multimedia work and published writings, please see my Portfolio.