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Mark Elberfeld

Mark Elberfeld grew up in Missouri, Kentucky, and Virginia and earned a B.A. in English and Art History at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He holds an M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in Vermont and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, where he served as fiction editor of the student-run journal New South.
In his first career, Mark taught sixth grade in suburban Washington, D.C., and in Budapest, Hungary. Now living in Atlanta with his partner, Russell, and cat, Sophie, Mark facilitates workshops and webinars for nonprofits and corporations in emotional intelligence, servant-leadership, and personal development. Some of his short pieces have been published in NANO FictionThe Mondegreen, the Centenary Journal of the Bread Loaf School of English, and on Substack. He serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Oslo-based arts magazine We Are Here. In July 2023, he was a writer-in-residence at Château Orquevaux in the Champagne region of France.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Wine
  2. Cats
  3. Laughter
  4. Books
  5. Pasta
  6. Music
  7. Travel
  8. Love
  9. Friends
  10. Family