Samantha Thomson LoCoco received her BA with honors in English and World Literature from Marymount Manhattan College, where she also double-minored in Art Therapy and Creative Writing. She was a Creative Writing Fellow in The New School’s MFA program, where she recently earned her Master’s degree, becoming the first person in her family to do so.
One of the aspects Samantha loves most about writing is the development of voice. Having spent more than a decade in the theater as an actor and producer, she dedicated much time cultivating the voices of others, which deepened her love of collaboration. Putting pen to paper has allowed Samantha to develop her voice, a process that has brought healing and insight and a deep devotion to the written word.
Samantha has taught poetry, memoir writing, fiction, and playwriting to a wide age range of students. She brings with her a boundless curiosity and encourages students to do the same.
Originally from Dallas, Samantha now lives in Inwood with her husband and a 70-pound lap dog. She writes poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, and is currently at work on her first novel, She Gather Me.