Roohi Choudhry

Roohi Choudhry

Writer, Coach

Biography

Roohi Choudhry grew up in Pakistan, southern Africa and the middle east and is now a proud Brooklynstani. As both a creative writer and social scientist, she is passionate about combining left-brain structure with right-brain intuition to help people tell their stories. She’s worked with dozens of students of all stripes — from seasoned journalists dipping their toes in fiction, to retired mathematicians who finally have time for that book, to novelists blocked by perfectionism. She loves developing practical tools to hammer out craft challenges, overcome fears, and manage large writing projects.

Roohi holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan, and teaches fiction and memoir at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Her writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, CallalooThe Rumpus, Bitch Magazine and is forthcoming in Ploughshares. She is working on a collection of essays on migration and a novel set in Durban, South Africa. More info: www.brooklynstani.com.