About

Alexi's Portrait of Nate
Illustration by Alexi Milano

Nathan Elias is the author of the chapbooks A Myriad of Roads That Lead to Here: A Novelette and Glass City Blues: Poems. Before earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, where he served as editor on the literary journal Lunch Ticket, Nathan worked in film and television as a director,screenwriter, producer, and actor. Before that, he worked as a journalist, a bookseller, a server, a barista, a fashionista, a tutor, a library desk clerk, and a butcher’s apprentice. His writing has appeared in Entropy, PANK, Hobart, and many other publications. A recipient of the Edward Shapiro Writing Scholarship, his writing has also been nominated for the AWP Intro Journals Project. His films and screenplays have been widely selected by contests and festivals, and his short film The Chest premiered at Cannes Court Métrage. Nathan has taught a variety of creative writing classes in Los Angeles and the Tampa Bay area. He now lives in Nashville where he organizes events with his artist wife when he’s not writing his next book.

 

Toledo → Los Angeles → Tampa → Nashville.

 

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