Audrey Kalman

Audrey Kalman

San Mateo

Literary Arts

  • Editor
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  • Poet
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  • Writer
Copyediting, Developmental Editing, Proofreading, Substantive Editing, Line Editing, Performance & Reading, Teaching, Copywriting, Creative Writing, Ghostwriting
Narrative Journalism, Memoir, Personal Narrative, Family & Parenting, Art & Culture, Philosophy + Thought, Technology & Engineering, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Free Verse Poetry, Lyric Poetry, Narrative Poetry, Promotional

Reader, writer, editor. Not always in that order. I tell stories and conjure images. As a freelance writer and editor, I’ve worked on everything from tech newsletters to personal memoir and poetry. Always looking for the next great story--mine or yours.


California Writers Club - SF Peninsula Branch

The California Writers Club is about writers helping writers through workshops, lectures, and networking. The SF Peninsula branch is structured so that writers can encourage, champion, and cheer on their fellow writers. Monthly meetings & other gatherings now online.

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Birth Your Truest Stories Workshop

Free introductory class Sept. 12; Month One begins Sept. 26. Monthly writing classes and sharing circle open a non-judgmental space where you will feel safe to discover your most tender voice, so that your truest stories can take root and blossom.

  1. Literary Arts

Personal Statement

Each day I rise to immerse myself in the work of the moment, whether that is writing, editing, teaching, or holding a space for others to do their work. I take breaks to walk, meditate, rub behind my cat’s ears, tend my garden, and figure out what the heck to make for dinner. For many years, I kept my writing—my voice—to myself, locked away in journals that no one ever read. Finally I came to understand that I write for the same reason I read: to connect. So began the journey to bring my voice forth, to help others feel less alone in the world. Two published novels and a book of short stories have resulted, along with countless amazing connections with other writers and with readers. I am now fully immersed in living a creative life. What is it about words that fascinates me? First, aesthetics. The sound of them, the way they conjure images. The feel of them in the mouth. Then there's their puzzle-piece quality, how they can be fitted together in seemingly infinite combinations. Most important to me now is the power of words to translate what is inside of me so it can touch something inside of you.