Sandra Proto, Mentor

Sandra ProtoSandra Proto earned her Bachelor’s in Theatre at SUNY College at Brockport. She is the editor of Move Over World, Mary Is About To Holla! Poems by Mary Overstreet (2012) and has published two volumes of poetry: a full-length collection Wrapped Up In Life with Omniscient Eyes (2011) and a chapbook Spring’s Tepid Breath (2014). Sandra’s poems are also featured in the Bards Annual, An Anthology of Long Island Poets 2013, 2014, 2015, and soon to be published 2016 editions; Sounds of Solace; A Meditative Verse (both published by Local Gems Press) and Newtown Literary Journal #4 Spring/Summer Edition. Sandra is a fiction writer, playwright, blogger, and an essayist. Her essay on Theodore Doctor, one of the first African-Americans to reside in Rockaway, New York, was published in The Wave Publication of Long Island 110th Anniversary issue. Sandra is currently finalizing her third volume of poetry: Sketches: An Exphrasic Journey. When Sandra is not writing, she is crafting (specializing in wooden spoon bottle dolls and mask making). What interests Sandra the most about The Creative Writing Club is working with the youth. Sandra has extensive experience with helping youth explore their creative side through the arts.

Sandra resides in Long Island, New York with her husband and two daughters. For more information go to:   www.sandraproto.com