Kimberlee Berlin

Writing Specialist


Kimberlee Auerbach Berlin is an author, three-time Moth StorySlam winner, freelance writer and writing coach. Her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Salon, The Frisky and Seleni. Her memoir, My Life in Tarot, adapted from her one-woman show, which played to sold-out houses at The New York International Fringe Festival in 2005, was published in hardcover (Dutton 2007), paperback (NAL 2008), and is now available on Kindle. 

For the past decade, Kimberlee has been teaching writing for various continuing education programs such as Mediabistro, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, The Open Center and New York Writers Workshop. She has a growing private practice, working with clients internationally on personal essays, manuscripts and book proposals.
Kimberlee is intuitive and tapped into people. When she is working with someone, she listens intently and is able to zero in on the story only that person can tell. By drawing out voices, personalities and interests, she helps individuals capture themselves on the page in a way that makes the reader care. She especially enjoys empowering students to become better writers through rewriting and digging deeper. Helping a person own who they are through writing is one of Kimberlee’s greatest passions.

She lives in South Orange, NJ with her husband, son and standard poodle named Gracie.


University experience

UCLA
Professor

Education

New York University
B.A.
SUNY Purchase
B.A.