Maryann Aita

Maryann Aita is a writer, comedian, and coach. She is the author of Little Astronaut: A Memoir in Essays (ELJ Editions, 2022) and nonfiction editor of Press Pause Press. Her writing has appeared in [PANK], Okay Donkey, The Porter House Review, The Coachella Review, and others. She is also the creator of My Dysfunctional Vagina, a one-woman comedy show.

Born and raised in Montana, she now calls Brooklyn her home, where she lives with her cats, Gus, Ellie, and Doughboy. Maryann has a BA from New York University, an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and is pursuing an MS in counseling and expressive arts therapy at Prescott College. Her last name rhymes with beta. You can sign up for her newsletter here.

Maryann is the founder of Writing Spark, a compassionate coaching service for writers of all levels, especially those navigating trauma and identity.

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