Saturday, January 18, 2014

Welcoming Aimee Voelz, our new Staff Assistant

Aimee Voelz has recently joined the Crab Creek Review team as a Staff Assistant.  She is a Seattle area writer and consultant working on her first book, a self-help guide for people seeking career changes.  Here are a few words from Aimee:

“My love for reading and writing started early and absorbed much of my attention.  Maybe too much – as a kindergartner I was reading so intently on the bus ride home from school that I didn’t get off at my stop.  I didn’t look up from my book until I heard my mother’s voice and realized that the bus had completed its route, parked at the bus barn, and the driver had phoned my mother to come pick me up!   Since then, I’ve enjoyed reading many genres and writing poetry, fiction, song lyrics, and creative non-fiction.

Each professional role that I’ve held also incorporated writing for marketing communications, print materials, reports, or social media.  Recently I left the corporate world to work as an independent consultant.  That career change allowed me to spend July of 2013 at the Summer Writing Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where the experimental approach to creativity took my poetry-writing up a notch.  Currently my non-fiction material is focused on my book and blog, where I write about doing meaningful work that is true to individual values:

I’m very happy to join the Crab Creek Review staff as a volunteer assistant in its 31st year of publishing high-quality literary works.”

And we're pleased as punch to have you on board, Aimee!