About Me

Annilee Newton a Houston-based writer and teacher. She earned her MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from Lesley University the Spring of 2020 as Covid19 raged across the world. Her writing has appeared in the anthology Family Stories from the Attic by Hidden Timber Press, The Dirty Spoon, the Sierra Nevada Review, and the Pen Dust Radio podcast.

Annilee’s nonfiction manuscript A Sense of Place explores identity and coming of age through the lens of food, place, and relationships. Starting with the “Pomegranate Premise” and ending with “Peppers,” A Sense of Taste explores learning and personal growth through a series of memories formed around specific tastes. Selections from A Sense of Taste have been published by Sierra Nevada Review and Pen Dust Radio.

Annilee has taught high school English in the Houston Independent School District for a decade. You can enter her virtual classroom over at her teaching website, Newton the Teacher. There, you will find her teaching blogs for AP Literature and Composition and French 1.