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Our Mentors

Natalka Burian
This 2021, Natalka Burian is mentoring Adult
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Natalka Burian
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Natalka Burian is the co-owner of two Brooklyn bars, Elsa and Ramona, as well as the co-founder of The Freya Project, a non-profit reading series that supports community-based activism and annually awards five unrestricted grants to further the work of women and non-binary writers. She is the author of two novels, Daughters of the Wild, and Welcome to the Slipstream, a young adult book, and the cocktail cookbook, A Woman’s Drink. Her latest novel, The Night Shift, will be out next summer, again with Park Row. Natalka’s bars and books have been featured in The New Yorker, Elle, Vogue, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She grew up on a farm, but now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

Kate Johnson
Wolf Literary

Other Published Works

Welcome to the Slipstream (Simon Pulse, June 2017)
A Woman's Drink (Chronicle, October 2018)
The Night Shift (Park Row, Summer 2022)

Favorite Books

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Heaven by Mieko Kawakami
Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

Years Mentored
2017, 2019, 2021
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