Nicole R. Zimmerman
NICOLE R. ZIMMERMAN is a recipient of the 2019 Discovered Award for Emerging Literary Artists Grant, made possible, in part, with funds from Creative Sonoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.
She holds an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco, which selected one of her essays for consideration in the AWP Intro Journals Project. Her Pushcart-nominated work appears in print and online in publications such as The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Los Angeles Times, Ruminate, Noyo River Review, Birdland Journal, Origins, South Loop Review, and Creative Nonfiction. She has freelanced as a reporter for Petaluma Patch, as a Towns correspondent for The Press Democrat, and as a copywriter for TripAdvisor. Nicole is an alumna of Lit Camp, a juried writers conference. She taught creative writing in after-school programs and is certified to lead workshops in the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method. Born in Brazil and raised (mostly) in Northern California, she lives with her wife in Penngrove where she hosts Shut Up & Write!™ sessions.