LAURA EVE ENGEL
As is the case for many writers, Laura Eve’s professional life has been a little all over the map—literally.
Writing has taken her far from her hometown in central Virginia, and in the past handful of years she’s lived and worked in Texas, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and the great state of New York. She’s pretty handy at filing income taxes in multiple states at once. (Except for Texas. Nobody pays taxes in Texas.)
To her copywriting work at Siegelvision, Laura Eve brings a wealth of up-close, in-depth experience working for and with academic and non-profit institutions, in addition to a decade of experience writing for a wide range of venues and audiences.
In what she sometimes thinks of as her “past life,” Laura Eve taught courses in composition, literature, and creative writing at the University of Houston, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and New York’s own Fordham University and La Guardia Community College—experiences that have given her a deep familiarity with the diverse array of voices and identities adopted by institutions of higher learning.
In addition to teaching, Laura Eve spent a number of years as a Program Director of The University of Virginia’s Young Writers Workshop, the nation’s flagship residential program for high-school-age writers—and a program she attended when she was a wee teenage writer, herself. Laura Eve wore a lot of hats during her time there, doing everything from writing the program’s newsletters and social media to supervising the summer teaching and counseling staff to mediating roommate disputes and other teenage troubles. One thing’s for sure: she’s got the grassroots non-profit, DIY spirit in her bones.
When she’s not writing copy that helps define your brand voice, Laura Eve is writing poems. You can find her work in Best American Poetry 2017, The Awl, Boston Review, PEN America, Tin House, and other places poems are found. Her first book, Things That Go, is forthcoming from Octopus Books in 2018.
Her hidden talent: she’s a guitar player and singer with a soft spot for the Great American Songbook. If a finger-pickin’ arrangement of a tune from the 1930s or 40s is what you’re after, let her know. She takes requests.