Elle Aviv Newton is a writer, editor and arts organizer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is Editor in Chief and cofounder of Poets Reading The News, the San Francisco-based 501(c)3 non-profit digital publication and live event series that supports creative writing about current events.
Newton regularly leads literary workshops, presents at conferences, and organizes events locally and nationally. Her writing, advocacy and criticism has appeared in print and online, on radio including NPR and KPFA, and was recently adapted for the stage. She currently lives and works in Oakland.
Newton studied at Mills College, graduating in 2012. She moved to Los Angeles to curate at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, where she co-organized Niki de Saint Phalle's first posthumous exhibition. After moving to Bangkok to teach, she cofounded the Krung Thep Poetry Circle.
From 2015 to 2018, Newton was Writer in Residence at B4BEL4B Gallery where she organized exhibitions, performances, and talks, including Believe the Hype. In 2016 she launched Poets Reading the News, which to date has published nearly 1,000 original poems and has hosted readings, performances, talks and workshops in the Bay Area and across the U.S.
Note: COVID-19 has delayed scheduled events. Please check back for updates.
New Orleans Poetry Festival 2020
16-19 April 2020
Elle Aviv Newton will host a panel talk on post-truth politics with Yvonne Daley, Kim Harvey and Michel Krug at the New Orleans Poetry Festival.
Northern California Writers Festival
Elle Aviv Newton will lead a 2-day workshop on digital publishing and creative journalism at the beautiful Mandala Springs retreat center in Lake County, California.
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