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My writing interests revolve around the dynamics of race, gender norms, class, nerd culture, and- yes, football. I love speaking with people who challenge the status quo and care about living and learning without inhibitions.

Latria Graham

Nonfiction Mentor

Latria Graham is a magazine feature writer from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her work has appeared in the NYT, LA Times, The Guardian, espnW, Southern Living, and The Atlantic. She is the ethical travel columnist for Afar Magazine. as well as the writer behind Garden&Gun’s This Land column, which uses time, place, and memory to document and investigate the lesser known or rapidly disappearing aspects of the natural world in the South.

An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in Augusta University’s English and World Languages department, she is also an instructor in the University of Georgia’s Narrative Nonfiction MFA program housed in the Grady College of Mass Communication & Journalism.

You can follow her adventures on Instagram and find more about her work at

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