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TORCH Welcomes New Administrative Fellows: Lori Moses and Leah Tyus


L-R: Lori Moses, Leah Tyus


Torch Literary Arts is thrilled to announce our new Administrative Fellows, Lori Moses - Development Fellow, and Leah Tyus - Creative Content Fellow.


During their fellowships, Lori and Leah will support research and outreach efforts as well as create content for TORCH's website and social media accounts. Additionally, they will learn about nonprofit management, digital marketing, and community engagement.


Lori Moses majors in Psychology and Communication at the City College of New York. She has many interests, including creative writing, psychology, and nonprofit management. During her free time, Lori likes to read books on professional growth, cook for her family, and take care of her two cats. Lori states that one of her main goals as a Torch fellow is to “grow and become a sponge to understand what it’s like to help promote equity and come up with simple solutions. “ She would also like to expand her collaborative skills and marketing skills.


Leah Tyus is a writer and VONA/Voices alum based in California. She received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in English Literature. Currently, she is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing from San José State University, where she is developing a novel-length project for her thesis. Her creative work has been published in the Berkeley Fiction Review and Orion Magazine. At SJSU, she works as the graduate assistant for the Center for Literary Arts assisting with internal and external communications as well as digital marketing; she is the Treasurer for the Diasporic Peoples Writing a collective; and lastly, she works as a freelance content writer for Grammarly and writing consultant at a local community college.



Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.

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