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

In July 2020 Desiree graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University's low-residency program in Paris where she studied and worked one-on-one with poets Ishion Hutchinson, Catherine Barnett, Matthew Rohrer, and Nick Laird. She's the founder and executive director of the Young Eager Writers Association, a growing organization aimed to provide resources, opportunities, and community to young writers. Desiree is also a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a proud Charlottean, an oldest sister of seven, and the podcast host of "Sparking Creativity."

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