Ngozi "N/A" Oparah, MFA, BS

Director of Community Programs, StoryCenter

Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University

Ngozi “N/A” Oparah is a queer, first-generation Nigerian-American writer and survivor. Her writing has appeared in Fictional International, Madwomen in the Attic, Five:2:One, ANMLY, A Velvet Giant (Best of the Net Nomination) Foglifter (where she is currently guest editor), and other journals. Ngozi recently wont Nomadic Press’ Inaugural Fiction prize for her short story, Rape and Other Monuments. She has received residencies in writing, art, and narrative media from Can Serrat in El Bruc, Spain and Proyecto Ling├╝istico Quetzalteco in Xela, Guatemala. Ngozi holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts and a B.S. in Neuroscience & Philosophy from Duke University. She is the Director of Community Programs at StoryCenter, a digital storytelling non-profit in Berkeley, CA where she teaches short form memoir and visual storytelling. She is currently studying towards a PhD in Creative Arts and Design that examines the roles of storytelling, affective semiology, and fiction on mental health literacy. Her novella, Thick Skin, was published by KERNPUNKT Press in April 2021.