Sandra Hurtes

Art Discipline: 
New York, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Dec 29, 2006 to Jan 12, 2007

Writer and creative writing teacher living in Manhattan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers,, and numerous other publications. She received a 2004 award from The American Jewish Press for excellence in Jewish journalism. She teaches in Special Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, and is an MFA candidate at Hunter College where she's working on a memoir, "Rescue". Before writing full-time, she worked as a crafts artist. She designed hand-knit sweaters and vintage hats. Her sweater patterns appeared in Mc'Calls Needlework and Crafts, and Family Circle's Great Ideas. "I began the MFA in Creative Writing program at Hunter College of The City University of New York in August 2005. Since that time I've been working on a memoir, "RESCUE: A Memoir." Writing this book, which is about how my parents' Holocaust experiences affected my life, is the fulfillment of a dream."