"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story within you."

-Maya Angelou

Live from the stage/my workspace

Claire Forrest

For as long as I can remember, I have been a writer and a storyteller. (Seriously. Armed with my first library card at the tender age of two, I began to add 'captions' to my drawings to better communicate the narrative.)

After obtaining my B.A. in English from Grinnell College, I returned to my hometown of Minneapolis, where I immediately immersed myself in both the local nonprofit scene and writing world, by completing internships in the editorial departments of two acclaimed publishing houses.

All the while, I worked to build experience in content writing, media relations, PR and social media. It was through these avenues that I saw I could take my passion for storytelling and use it to help other organizations and businesses communicate their missions and successes in the strongest possible light.

I hold three years' experience as a writing and public relations freelancer with many satisfied clients. Whether it's having a blog post reach over 30,000 hits on Facebook or pitching the news to local and national media, I've accomplished lots and am always looking to take on my next interesting and challenging project!

When I'm not working, you can find me making a dent in my ever-growing to-be-read-list, participating in a critique group of Minneapolis-based writers of young adult fiction, swimming with a Master's swim team (where I am the only woman, might I add!) or occupying a table at a local coffee shop as I work on my latest fiction writing project.





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