Karen Sosnoski

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Karen Sosnoski
Sosnoski in 2008
Sosnoski in 2008

Karen Sosnoski (born November 30, 1964) is an American author, radio contributor, and documentary filmmaker.


Sosnoski is working on a novel, Rosemary's Models, about the intimate secrets, hopes, and fears that cause men, women, and even children to plunge hopefully into artistic relationships with a wood engraver, craving, and in some cases commissioning her unsettling vision. This literary fiction is inspired by the real art of Rosemary Feit Covey.

Sosnoski's stories have been featured by:

This American Life, Episode 366 (2008) – A Better Mousetrap 2008

Los Angeles Times, Health Section, My Turn (2008) "Shining hope for her son with Down syndrome"

Studio 360, Episode 926 (2008) – WALL-E, Waterfalls, Batman

This American Life, Episode 311 (2006) – A Better Mousetrap

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Identity Theory, decomP, Word Riot, The Chaffey Review, Camroc Press Review, Yellow Mama, The LA Times, Poets and Writers, The Washington City Paper, and Bitch, among others. Her article, "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: The Filming of Wedding Advice," is published in the anthology, Thinking Straight, edited by Chrys Ingraham (Routledge Press, 2004).

Sosnoski holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.A. in English from Boston College, a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and a certificate in Non-Fiction Writing from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

She has taught English and Writing at Brandeis University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, The Graduate School, USDA and Montgomery College.

Karen was awarded an Avid Film Camp editing grant to direct the editing of her the documentary film Wedding Advice: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (2002) from June through September, 2001. The film was screened at 18 film festivals and is being distributed by Berkeley Media, LLC.




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