Bio

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Bridget Eileen: Glamour Witch 

Bridget Eileen is a writer who lives in Rhode Island. As well as a deep love for style and fashion, she is also a poet and does communications work. She is an artistic director for the Boston Poetry Marathon. And she writes three blogs: An Arts Notebook, an arts and culture blog; Glam Witch Style a plus size glamour witch, curvy cottage core, body positive beauty blog; and the forthcoming Notebook Witch​, a blog on witchcraft and witchery.

Background

Bridget Eileen grew up in the Boston area. She has a Bachelor of Science in English Education with minors in Music and Women's Studies from University of Maine, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry from University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program.

About the Blogs

An Arts Notebook

Her online arts and culture blog, "An Arts Notebook" is available at www.AnArtsNotebook.com, where she writes about many topics, including the arts, food, nature, travel, organization, politics and literature. Her associated Twitter account (twitter.com/anartsnotebook) is essentially a Ted Lasso stan account at this point, but sometimes she also tweets about Jane Austen and Tori Amos. 

Glam Witch Style

Glam Witch Style by Bridget Eileen is a plus-size glamour witch, curvy cottagecore, body positive beauty blog. Glam Witch Style features simple OOTD posts in various eclectic styles: from plus size pinup to curvy cottagecore to vintage glamour witch and many aesthetics in between. On social media at @GlamWitchStyle - posts up (pretty much) weekly.

Notebook Witch

Bridget Eileen's newest blogging endeavor is in development right now. Notebook Witch is a collection of notes on witchcraft and witchery, in blog form. A sort of digital grimoire.

As a full website gets developed, the page for NotebookWitch.com gives you an idea of what to expect, and links to all the existing witchcraft related posts on An Arts Notebook. Stay tuned, as there's lots more to come!

Poetry

Bridget Eileen is a poet. She received her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry from the Stonecoast MFA program. 

She is an artistic director for the long-standing Boston-area poetry festival, the Boston Poetry Marathon

She's done poetry readings in Boston (Eastie and JP), Brooklyn, Albany, Cambridge, Gloucester, Maine, Manhattan, and New Orleans, as well as online readings at Boston Architectural College and 1000 Poets for Change.

Recent Publications

Her poetry work has been published in Frost Meadow ReviewCan We Have Our Ball BackBoston HassleNitrogen HouseStone's ThrowHineni MagazineLet the Bucket DownReality BeachSummer Stock Lit Journal, & Anti-Heroin Chic. She has also been published in Reflections, The Maine Review, The Ornery Hipster, Vividarium, The Accompaniest, Stonecoast Lines, and Newport Life Magazine. She worked as an arts and cultural reporter for The Maine Campus, The Loop, and The Malden Muse.

Political Work

Bridget Eileen is also an EMILY's List Ignite Change Fellow, and her work with the RI Democratic Women's Caucus was featured at the 2021 EMILY's List National Gala.

From 2019-2021, she served on the executive board of the Rhode Island Democratic Women's Caucus as Secretary and, before that, as the Executive Committee Member representing the 2nd Congressional District. She was the Communications Chair for the Caucus from May 2019 to October 2020.

After she completes Rhode Island Working Families Party "Campaign School" in mid-November 2021, she plans to take a much-needed politics hiatus until later Winter/early Spring 2022. 

Other Communications Work

Bridget Eileen has worked on copy editing and copywriting as a merchandising assistant for an online retailer. She taught journalism and was the faculty advisor for a high school newspaper in Maine. She has been main editor and writer for numerous educational newsletters--and has worked on other types of communications projects--at academic institutions throughout New England.

Janeite

Bridget Eileen runs the Boston Austen Book Club, a book club that meets once a season to discuss the works of Jane Austen, works inspired by Jane Austen, or writing on Austen's books and life. She is also the founder and regional coordinator for the forthcoming JASNA-RI chapter (Jane Austen Society of North America - Rhode Island). 

Handfasting and Wedding Officiant

Bridget Eileen is a non-denominational ordained minister through Universal Ministries and is available to officiate weddings for couples who are seeking an officiant for either non-denominational/spiritual, a-religious, or neo-pagan wedding ceremonies.

Performing Arts Background

Bridget Eileen has a minor in music from UMaine. She has served in multiple roles in the performing arts: as a singer in solo performances and several choirs, a trombonist in classical and jazz bands, an actor in plays, a theatre director for high schools, and as a front-of-house volunteer for the Boston-area burlesque organizations, Rogue Burlesque and Alternatease.

Also...

Her social and biological nieces and nephews call her Auntie Boo-Boo and that's awesome. Her role model in life is Maude, of Harold and Maude.