Abeer Hoque

Instructor & Writer
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Abeer Y. Hoque is a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer. Her books include a photography monograph, The Long Way Home (2013), a linked story collection, The Lovers and the Leavers (2015), and a memoir, Olive Witch (2017). She has won fellowships from Fulbright, NEA, and NYFA, and her work has been published in Guernica, the Rumpus, Elle, ZYZZYVA and the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, among others. She has BS and MA degrees from the Wharton School, an MFA from the University of San Francisco, and she has held two solo photography exhibitions. More at olivewitch.com


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Cover Photo: This illustrated gif peeks into someone's window, where we see them typing furiously. On the right side of the image, coins are falling from the top of the image and stacking up. Pens and paper scatter the far right edge of the illustration.
A Freelancer Talks Money and Writing

It’s not what you write that’s meaningful, but the time you spend writing.

Oct 12, 2021
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The Version We Remember: On the Truth and Fiction of Photography

We remember only a version of the story, and we tell only a fraction of that version. And sometimes, even that will fail us.

Mar 01, 2018