Storytelling, community life and narrative technique are at the heart of the writing Alicia Anstead has crafted for more than 20 years. She began her journalism work in the1980s with two series, one on Black History Month, another on Women’s History Month. The essays launched her 20-year career as a reporter at the Bangor Daily News in Maine. She is a fellow of the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and of the NEA Editor’s Program at Duke University. In 2008, Alicia was the inaugural arts and culture fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Scientific American, Down East Magazine, Harvard Gazette, Craft, Nieman Reports and Art New England. She contributes regularly to Inside Arts, the national magazine for which she is editor-in-chief, to the Harvard Arts Beat and to ARTicles, the online magazine for the National Arts Journalism Program. As a commentator for the Callie Crossley Show on WGBH radio and essayist for Morning Edition, Alicia brings her point of view on the arts to the airwaves. She is host of the blog ShakeStonington, about the impact of the works of William Shakespeare on an island fishing village in Maine.