Elle Aviv Newton is a writer, teacher, curator and editor. She is a fourth-generation Oaklander. She is cofounder and editor with Jenna Spagnolo of the dynamic publishing and events platform Poets Reading the News. From 2015-2018 she was Writer in Residence at B4BEL4B Gallery. Her work has appeared in print, online, in newspapers, on numerous radio programs and podcasts, and has been adapted for the stage. She hosts an ongoing digital poetry workshop with Saito Koriel. She regularly leads writing workshops and curates art, literary and cultural events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She holds degrees from Mills College where she studied with Dr. Moira Roth. She has traveled and lived abroad extensively, most notably in Bangkok and Penang.