Monet Patrice Thomas is a writer & poet recently returned from a year abroad in Beijing, China where she taught ESL. Born in Virginia, her family moved up & down the east coast before she completed high school & college in North Carolina. She holds a degree in Business Marketing from Elon University & a Masters of Fine Arts from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She attended the Tin House Summer Workshop with instructor Kiese Laymon for creative nonfiction & is currently a reader for the Wigleaf Top 50 for 2018. A list of her publications can be found here.