Aggie Stewart writes memoirs and essays and has been published in Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction and Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. At the Association of Writing Programs 2022 conference, she moderated a panel on emotional pacing in the trauma narrative, which was the subject of her MFA critical thesis. Her short essay, “Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou,” was selected to be read in the Stranger Stories reading series in Providence, RI, in January 2023. Her work has been supported by residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Prospect Street Writers House, and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the Newport MFA at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.
For more than twenty-five years, Aggie has provided a range of editorial services to publishers, small businesses, and individuals, and has taught writing at Loyola University/Chicago, Johnson and Wales/Providence, and privately.
Aggie also provides holistic writing coaching to individuals needing support to meet publishing, academic, or other professional writing goals. Her coaching services combine movement, breathing, and meditation practices with editorial and project management support.
The whole world is inside each person, each being, each object. To know any part of the world deeply, intimately, is to know the whole world. Each of us, then, must find our own particular domain – that little corner of the world in which we can drill for gold…. For the writer, it is knowing the world through words.
– Stephen Cope
I’m a professional writer and editor with more than 25 years’ experience as an editorial professional. I hold a BA and MA in English Literature and an MFA in creative writing with a concentration in creative nonfiction. In addition to my editorial and writing work, I’m a yoga therapist, meditation teacher, and Buteyko breathing educator. I find it especially gratifying to teach writers how to use contemplative practices to support their health and work. In 2019, I published Yoga as Self-Care for Healthcare Practitioners, with Singing Dragon, an imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers. I’ve published various articles on yoga for health and creativity and essays on the craft of creative nonfiction.