Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based award-winning writer, performer, activist, and arts educator. She has been performing spoken word poetry, public speaking, and facilitating workshops at colleges, schools, and performance venues worldwide for over a decade. Caroline was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at the 2010 National Poetry Slam, and is a youth Mentor at Urban Word NYC. Her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Narratively, The Huffington Post, The Jewish Daily Forward, She is a producer on the forthcoming documentary “The Kids,” and was an Associate Producer on Andrea B. Scott’s “Florence, Arizona." She hosts the YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” and sits as President Emeritus of the Board of Directors for Mental Fitness, Inc. Her award-winning one-woman play “faith” about her experience with and recovery from an eating disorder debuted as part of the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2012 Festival. Upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, Caroline was honored for her work with an event in her name at the Kelly Writer’s House called “The Caroline Rothstein Annual Oral Poetry Event.” She has a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Publications and Prizes
HEArt Online, If and Only If, Poetica Magazine, Radius, The Apiary
Apache Cafe - Atlanta, GA (2012), Art Amok Slam - Atlanta, GA (2012), Beltway Poetry Slam - Washington, D.C. (2012), Bloombars - Washington, D.C. (2012), Charis Books and More - Atlanta, GA (2012), Culture Project - New York, NY (2012), Dirty Gerund - Worcester, MA (2012), Emory University - Atlanta, GA (2012), Java Monkey Slam - Atlanta, GA (2012), Loser Slam - Long Branch, NJ (2012), Metric Mondays - Indianapolis, IN (2012), Pace University - New York, NY (2012), Poet's Asylum - Worcester, MA (2012), Port Veritas - Portland, ME (2012), Princeton University - Princeton, NJ (2012), Tang Museum at Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY (2012), The Living Theatre - New York, NY (2012), Three Rivers Community College - Norwich, CT (2012), Washington University, St. Louis (2012), Wine Up - Charlotte, NC (2012), Words of Wisdom - Durham, NC (2012), Busboys & Poets - Washington, D.C. (2011), Colby College - Waterville, ME (2011), College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA (2011), Nuyorican Poets Cafe - New York, NY (2011), Steel City Slam - Pittsburgh, PA (2011), Studio BE - Chicago, IL (2011), The Green Mill - Chicago, IL (2011), Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT (2011), Barnard College - New York, NY (2009), Lolita Bar - New York, NY (2009), The Tank - New York, NY (2009), Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY (2008), SUNY New Paltz - New Paltz, NY (2008), University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA (2007), Yale University - New Haven, CT (2007), University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA (2006)
2015 Article of the Year, CASE District Award of Excellence, 2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Planet Activist Award, 2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show for "faith," writer & performer
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Listing last updated: May 2, 2016
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist