For me, writing is like breathing

I’m the author of 22 nonfiction books, including several business histories produced by LLC, the company I founded and led for 18 wonderful years. After selling it in 2022, I continue to write and edit independently. My work encompasses poetry, plays, essays, the award-winning Perilous Journey of the Donner Party, and a related presentation available by Zoom to schools, museums, and libraries. To share my passion for writing and to pay it forward, I lead creative writing workshops as an affiliate of Amherst Writers & Artists.

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

Corporate Historian

Currently I consult on business anniversary campaigns and help selected clients with “as told to” autobiographies.

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Creative Writer

My portfolio includes poetry, plays, essays, and nonfiction history books including The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party.

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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 & Events

Scene Structure Basics (Apr)
Write Around the World (May)
Memoir on the Menu (May-June)

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