Stephanie Skaff writes fiction and music. She's made performance projects about NYC street vendors, an aging custom machinist named Hugo, and a woman growing up, working in and disappearing from the town of Wassaic, NY. For several years she worked as director of Beyond Bullets, a gun violence prevention program for DCTV. In 2015, she earned her MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College. Her writing has been published in The Brooklyn Rail and Lovers & Other Strangers. Her work has been supported by The Street Vendor Project, Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Project, Guapamacataro Interdisciplinary Center for Art and Ecology, XO Projects, Inc. and UnionDocs, as well as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Puffin Foundation Ltd. and Princess Grace Foundation - USA. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and a wild animal named Dizzy, and she works at the Brooklyn Rail.
Photo by Stephanie Gould