Gabrielle Zane is a poet, performer, and educator. As a Master Teaching Artist with the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism.
Ms. Zane has been a writer-in-residence in schools throughout Connecticut. For the past eight years, she has taught creative writing to students of all ages and has been contracted by schools and arts/education agencies throughout New England. Her fifteen years of experience in education includes teaching at Eastern Connecticut State University, Manchester Community College, and The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. For three years, she was the coordinator of the Wonder, Words and People Program in local middle schools. Currently, Gabrielle is the Program Coordinator for the Windham Area Poetry Project’s Living Literature Program, which provides authors for residencies in the Windham CT area schools. She also is the Program Coordinator for CREC’s Images of Cultural Identity program. She’s on the editorial board of Curbstone Press and the steering committee for the Windham Area Poetry Project. As a member of the Poetry Alive! performance troupe, Gabrielle toured the country performing poetry to children of all ages. Nationally recognized for her performance, Gabrielle was the 1997 Connecticut Individual Performance Poetry Champion and the 1997 winner of the prestigious Slam Master’s Slam in Chicago. She has a chapbook entitled Being Your Eyes and Other Poems from Curbstone Press.