Yalie Kamara

transnational writer


Indiana University, Bloomington: MFA Poetry (in progress)

Middlebury College, French Culture + Civilization, MA (2011)

University of California, Riverside, Creative Nonfiction, BA+ Languages (French + Portuguese) BA (2008)

Teaching Experience

Course: English W103: Introduction to Creative Writing, Indiana University, Bloomington, Fall, 2015, Spring, 2016, Fall, 2017

Workshop: Queeriosity, Youth Speaks, San Francisco, California, Spring, 2012         

Courses: Business English, Scientific English + English as a Foreign Language,  L'Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne, France,2009-2010

Course: Conversational English, Le Collège et Le Lycée Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne, France, 2008-2009

Editing Experience

Freelance proofreading and copyediting literary and academic texts                                              

Literary translation (French > English)                                                                                      


Fluent English, French + Krio


Honors and Awards:

· Brittle Paper Literary Award in Poetry Finalist, 2017

· Brunel International African Poetry Prize Finalist, 2017

· Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop Fellow (Poetry), 2017

· National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellow, 2017

· Indiana University College of Arts & Humanities Travel Award Recipient, 2017

· Don Belton Memorial Scholarship for Indiana University Writer’s Conference, 2016

· Louise McNutt Fellowship Recipient, Indiana University, 2015-2016

· Middlebury College French Graduate Studies Grant Recipient, 2010-2011

· J Allen Tyler MA’ 56 French Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient, 2010