Nancy Murphy is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer, and winner of the 2020 Aurora Poetry Contest. Previous poetry publications include: SWWIM Every DayThe South Carolina Review, The Baltimore Review, Stoneboat Literary Magazine, Sheila Na-Gig, glassworks, Gyroscope Review, Louisville Review, Montana Mouthful, Eclipse, Thirteenth Moon, The Ekphrastic Review, Blue Heron Review and Altadena Poetry Anthology.

In 2015 Nancy wrote and performed a solo theatre show about turning sixty called Freak Out!  which earned an “Encore Award” in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

She has also appeared in Whitefire Theatre’s Solofest, Expressing Motherhood, Wendy Hammers’ Tasty Words, Word Now, Max10, Muse Literary Salon, Terrie Silverman’s Gorgeous Stories, and the comedy showcase Pretty Funny Women.

She has a BA in American Studies from Union College in Schenectady NY and has studied writing at UCLA, Beyond Baroque and with private teachers and workshops such as The Poetry Salon and Napa Valley Writers Conference.