Then

Homeschooled grades K-12, Desiree Brown fueled her passions for poetry and creative writing by following a personalized curriculum, which included studying a unique variety of literature and craft techniques. By fifteen, she enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College before transferring to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. At eighteen, she self-published her first poetry collection, Roses are Read. Her poetry has been featured in Hedge Apple Magazine, Unlikely Stories, The Woven Tale Press, Sanskrit, and The Scene & Heard Journal. In May 2018, she graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing concentration and a minor in Children's Literature.

Now

Currently, Desiree is working toward a Master of Fine Arts in New York University's low-residency program and plans to graduate in May, 2020 before publishing a second poetry collection. She is also the Founder and the Executive Director of the Young Eager Writers Association, which hosts the annual YEW Conference. In her free time, Desiree practices Tae Kwon Do, records her podcast, "Sparking Creativity," and watches cartoons with her baby brother, Micah.

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