Sara Marinelli is a writer, audioproducer, and educator based in San Francisco. She grew up in Italy, where she earned her PhD in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza.” After completing a fellowship at UC Santa Cruz in 2007, Sara moved to the Bay Area. In 2013, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Her publications in English appear on Blue Mesa Review, New American Writing, PUMMAROLƏ, Sparkle& Blink. In Italy, she has written for Nazione Indiana, Il Manifesto, Alias, Leggendaria.

Sara has just completed her first audio-documentary “Letters to Italy”, which she wrote and produced (2021). She is currently editor and co-producer of the podcast This is Actually Happening, and produces and hosts an Italian music show, “Italian Frequency,” on KXSF 102.5, San Francisco Community Radio, every other Monday from 2 to 4 pm PST. In the past, she was story editor and associate producer at Open Eye Pictures, where she worked on her short film PASSAGE, and the documentary ALFREDO’S FIRE. From 2014 to 2019, she produced and hosted the Hazel Reading Series, an all-womxn reading series in San Francisco.  She teaches Comparative Literature at the University of San Francisco.