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Claire Boswell is a writer, teacher and theatre critic living in Richmond, VA. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches in the English Department at Virginia State University. She serves as the faculty editor of two undergraduate literary publications, Plain China and One Twenty One.

Claire's fiction and creative nonfiction can be seen in SledgehammerThe RS 500 and elsewhere. She is currently working on her debut novel, Sheila, developed with the support of Catapult’s Online Novel Generator, led by Ingrid Rojas Contreras. 


Most recently, the first chapters of Claire's novel-in-progress received an honorable mention in the 2021 CRAFT First Chapter's Contest, judged by Maisie Cochran of Tin House

She is a member of the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle, where she served as the Director of the Artsies Mentorship Program. Claire's reviews and other arts-related journalism can be seen in Style Weekly and The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

She lives in the Fan with her husband and their pets, Bonnie, a fluffy corgi, and Scully, a very serious cat. 


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