Marion Stein is a native New Yorker who returned to her hometown in September 2001 after living many other places including Burlington, Vermont, Oaxaca, Mexico and Seattle, Washington. She has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence as well as an MSW from Hunter College. Marion’s careers have included crisis clinician, teacher, tarot card reader, grant writer and temp. Her story Pogo was published in Gordon Lish’s literary magazine, The Quarterly. More recently she has been involved with The Storytelling Circle at Narativ and was a featured storyteller on a WBAI radio broadcast. Her novel, Hungry Ghosts was shortlisted for the 32nd Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest.