Ariane Simard

Ariane Simard holds a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction from the University of California, Irvine. 

She has studied formally with the writers Leonard Michaels, Grace Paley, Mary Gaitskill, Bharati Mukherjee and Jim Krusoe.

Ariane teaches her students how to discover their own writing voice through the process of critical inquiry, on topics ranging from art and literature to social justice.