We have two interns this semester: Adrianna Mayes, a YSU English major, and Sam Amazing, a fiction writer in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts. Their talents, experience and enthusiasm will be a great addition to our team dynamics.
Adrianna Mayes is from Warren.
About herself, she writes, “I am an English Major at YSU and hope to pursue my Ph D. in the future. I write articles for Odyssey at YSU and I also write a miscellaneous blog. I am currently minoring in Theatre and I have a passion for acting. I enjoy writing in many forms, reading prose and poetry, viewing films and attending concerts (mainly rock n’ roll). I enjoy learning about history and I love to travel. I am married and live with my husband and our wonderful dog. Someday I would like to teach at a University and own a record store. Until then, I’m truly enjoying the journey!”
Sam Amazing has a BA in English from Hiram College, and a BS in secondary education from YSU. He is currently receiving his masters degree in fiction writing through in the NEOMFA program through YSU. This is what brought him into contact with Lit Youngstown. Sam spends much of his time writing, and under the pen name Samuel Eden has had several stories published online, dabbled in self-publishing on Amazon.com, and maintains a writing advice blog–The Hemlock Notations–at samueleden.com. Right now his biggest project is a play, The Last Stand on Mango Street, being produced for the upcoming CSU playwrights’ festival. He lives in Warren with his insightful, beautiful, and funny (did he mention funny?) wife Sarah and their two cats and dog.