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, Sparkle& Blink. In Italy, she has written for Nazione Indiana, Il Manifesto, Alias, Leggendaria.
Sara has experimented with narration in film and audio. Her film work includes her short PASSAGE, which she wrote and directed, and the documentary ALFREDO’S FIRE, for which she was associate producer and story editor. She is currently an editor for 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. From 2014 to 2019, she produced and hosted the Hazel Reading Series, an all-womxn reading series in San Francisco. She is an Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of San Francisco.