Cinelle Barnes is a creative non-fiction writer and educator from Manila, Philippines. She writes memoirs and personal essays on trauma, growing up in Southeast Asia, and on being a mother and immigrant in America.  In 2014, she was nominated for the AWP Journal Intro Award for Creative Non-Fiction, and in 2015 received an MFA from Converse College.  In 2016, she was chosen to be a participant in the inaugural Kundiman Creative Non-Fiction Intensive in New York City.


Cinelle teaches writing workshops throughout the year, including Poses and Prose, a yoga + writing workshop.


Her debut memoir, Monsoon Mansion, will be available through and independent booksellers in Spring 2018 (Little A).


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