Molly Quinn

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Center for Southern Literary Arts, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Molly Rose Quinn is a writer and nonprofit arts administrator from Memphis, Tennessee. In 2017, she co-founded the Center for Southern Literary Arts, a non-profit that cultivates the diverse storytellers of the Memphis region as a pathway to justice regionally and globally; she currently serves as its first executive director. For eight years, she worked in New York City leading literary and multidisciplinary events for an array of institutions including Symphony Space, WNYC's Selected Shorts, the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and more. From 2014 - 2017, she served as director of public programs for Housing Works Bookstore, a downtown institution and social enterprise that raises money to provide lifesaving services for homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, New York, and is currently at work on her first book.

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