Alicia Anstead NF '08
Alicia Anstead is a writer, editor, producer and educator. In addition to her work managing the visiting artists program and editing the Harvard Arts Blog for OFA, she teaches narrative journalism at Harvard University Extension School. She was previously executive editor of Inside Arts, the magazine for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals in Washington, DC, and of The Writer magazine in Boston. As an arts reporter at the Bangor Daily News in Maine, she won many awards for her writing. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Scientific American, The Harvard Gazette and Art New England. She has been an arts contributor to The Callie Crossley Show and Under the Radar with Callie Crossley on WGBH in Boston and NPR's Morning Edition. An English department graduate of American University (B.A.) and the University of Maine (M.A.), Alicia focused her academic work on Black literature, Shakespeare and women's literature. She has been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University and NEA arts editors program at Duke University. She has been a contributing producer, editor and strategist for APAP|NYC, the largest annual conference of performing arts professionals, the Sphinx Organization where she co-produced the first two SphinxCon conferences on diversity in the arts, the Boston Book Festival, Shakespeare in Stonington at Opera House Arts, Sister Cities International and the National Archives Foundation. Alicia was born and raised in Southeast, Washington, DC and is a resident of Maine.