I write for business and pleasure

On the business side, my company CorporateHistory.net creates anniversary books and campaigns for clients such as Clorox and Farmers Insurance. On the writing side, I’ve authored 22 history books, including The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party, and am a dedicated Amherst Writers workshop leader. On the presentation side, my program “The Real Story of the Donner Party” has taken me to The Travel Channel, NPR, schools, libraries, and book clubs. To bring it to your group by Zoom in this 175th anniversary year of the Donner saga, see a short video and details at https://donnerpartyhistory.com.

“Reading Marian Calabro’s work is like watching a documentary unfold.” — The Book Report

Corporate Historian

I work with companies and foundations to shape their material into compelling business history books, websites, and speeches.

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Creative Writer

Poetry, plays, essays, and nonfiction history books for young adults—all of these make my writing world go around.

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Workshop Leader

Writers praise my workshops as supportive and amazingly productive. I’m a proud affiliate of Amherst Writers & Artists.

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Editor & Coach

One-on-one help. Bring me your bare-bones theme, your pile of notes, your rough draft. Finish that project at last!

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Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2021: Donner Party presentation & new Essays workshop
Adult School of Montclair

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