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Harriet Riley is a free-lance writer focusing on creative nonfiction. She publishes primarily short nonfiction pieces in magazines and on-line publications. Harriet recently had a short piece published in an anthology, Reflections.  Before moving to Houston in 2007, she taught undergraduate writing classes at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She has also worked as a non-profit director, hospital marketing director, and newspaper reporter. She has her MA in print journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA in English and journalism from the University of Mississippi.  She is in her ninth year with Writers in the Schools. She has taught creative writing in WITS programs at the Arboretum, the Menil Collection, KIPP Middle School and Texas Children’s Hospital. She has been a writer-in-residence in Houston at Hunters Creek Elementary School, Lyons Elementary School, Briarmeadow Charter School, Travis Elementary School, Kujawa Elementary School, and Pugh Elementary School. She also works with the WITS Collaborative coaching teachers in HISD in effective writing techniques. She has also taught creative writing at the Duke Scholar Weekend at the University of Houston.  In addition, she teaches an adult creative writing class through the Spring Branch Community Education program and has recently led writing workshops in North Carolina and Georgia.