Martha Grover

PO Box 14871

Portland, OR 97293






2011- California College of Arts / MFA, Creative Writing

2003- University of Oregon / B.A., English Literature


Professional Experience

2011 – Teacher’s Assistant/ California College of the Arts

2012 -- Guest Lecturer / University of Portland

         -- Instructor / Crow Arts Manor


2013- Marketing and Copywriter / Tasi Designs

- Blogger and Website Copywriter / Tad’s Chicken n Dumplins

Marketing and Copywriter / Frani Grover Real Estate

2011-14     - Private Writing Group Facilitator/ Portland

2011-17 - Private Tutor and Writing Coach


2011- 2017 – Guest Lecturer and student mentor/Independent Publishing Resource Center

2017- Guest Lecturer/ Washington State University

2003-17- Somnambulist Zine/ Editor in Chief



2002- Recipient of Walter and Nancy Kidd Scholarship/ University of Oregon

2008- Recipient of Merit Scholarship/ California College of Arts

2011 - Runner up for the “Best of the Web”/ Creative Nonfiction Magazine

2015 – Finalist for the Oregon Book Awards



Eye Rhyme, Coachella Review, Switchback Journal, The Raven Chronicles, The Best of We’ll Never Have Paris Zine, Somnambulist Zine, One More for the People, Perfect Day Publishing, 2011. The End of My Career, Perfect Day Publishing, 2015.



2005- 2013 - Art Shows- The Red and Black Cafe, New Seasons Market, Beulahland, The Waypost, In Other Words, Reading Frenzy.

2008-17 - Commission Based Art Projects, Album Cover Designs, Portraits etc.


Performance and Readings

2003- Black History Month performance with Saul Williams/ University of Oregon

2003 - Eugene Slam Team Member

2003- National Slam Competition/Chicago

2005-17 - Small Presspalooza, Print Fancy, This Fest, The Thank You Writers, Now’s Ours, Wordstock, Literary Arts, Multiple Independent Bookstores and Reading Series

2013- 15- Host/ Tad’s Chicken n Dumplins’ Storytelling Night



Community Outreach

2003- Workshop Leader/ Eugene Youth Arts Festival

- Photo Lab assistant/ The New Space

2004- Curator/ Mountain Writers Center

2006- Teacher’s Assistant Zine Workshop/ Jackson Middle School

- Teacher’s Assistant “Un-Schooler’s” Writing workshop/ Myth-Media Non-Profit

2007- Volunteer tutor for after school program with The Immigrant Refugee Community Organization/ Binnsmead Middle School

2012-17 – Volunteer Organizer and Workshop Leader for the Portland Zine Symposium

2017- Volunteer Editor for “The People’s Guide to Portland”