Meet the Flock: Savannah Brooks

Name: Savannah Brooks

Role at Red Bird: Fiction Editor

How I became involved with Red Bird and why I agreed to do it:
With such strong ties to Hamline, it’s pretty much impossible for Red Bird to escape the notice of MFA students. A few of the other editors are people with whom I come into frequent contact, and I heard nothing but great things about the work Red Bird was publishing and the experience the editors were having. Since editing is a career I am avidly pursuing, it seemed like too amazing an opportunity to pass up.

Recent Red Bird project(s):
None yet, just joined the team.

A little about my own work and what I am currently working on:
As a creative writing graduate student at Hamline, I write both fiction and nonfiction, though I focus primarily on nonfiction. As of late, I’ve been researching and writing lyric essays about the discovery of the planetary system TRAPPIST-1. Outside of school and Red Bird, I work in marketing for Hamline, as an intern the Jennifer de Chiara literary agency, and as a reader for both the Baltic Writing Residency and Carve literary magazine.

My favorite thing(s) that can be found in the public domain:

Pretty much anything written by Charles D’Ambrosio—specifically “Documents,” an essay that had a major impact on how I write nonfiction.

A winner of a college essay contest on love, “My So-Called (Instagram) Life,” which is one of the most beautifully honest pieces I’ve ever read.

And basically the entire saga of the Oatmeal’s Bobcats.