Rosie Forrest is the winner of the 9th Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest, and her work has been published with Dogwood Literary Journal, Literary Orphans, Hobart, Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, among other journals. Rosie was a writer-in-residence with Interlochen Arts Academy, and she holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. Now she calls Nashville home, and with a background in and passion for the arts, Rosie serves as the Director of Community Engagement at OZ Arts Nashville.
2018 - PRESENT
OZ ARTS NASHVILLE
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY
Envision and manage all elements of youth and family programming at OZ Arts, including Family Day, OZ School Days, student matinees, educational tours, and outreach. In coordination with mainstage programming, implement community partnerships that highlight the primary themes present in each work, increasing access and providing pathways for OZ Arts to integrate fully into the Greater Nashville community.
2013 - 2018
VANDERBILT PROGRAMS FOR TALENTED YOUTH
DIRECTOR, VANDERBILT SUMMER ACADEMY/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PTY
Oversee annual academic and residential programming for more than 600 gifted middle and high school students, including course selection, program staffing, program leadership, orchestration of student life, parent communication, implementing community standards, student supervision, and ensuring community safety and well-being.
2008 - 2011
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
MFA, CREATIVE WRITING/INSTRUCTOR
Developed numerous courses as adjunct instructor, including first year persuasive/analytical writing courses, fiction and creative nonfiction courses, playwriting, new play development and performance criticism.
DRAMATURG AND LITERARY MANAGER
Spearheaded and cultivated Northlight’s commitment to the development of new work for the American theatre, collaborating with the artistic director in all season, strategic, and long-range planning.
2003 - 2008
2001 - 2003
STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY
Assisted the Director of New Play Development with all new play initiatives and season planning. Evaluated solicited and unsolicited scripts for season selection and coordinated the efforts and administrative duties of three artistic interns within the literary department.
Assisted the Goodman's Director of New Play Development in all manner of department operations. Evaluated new scripts for season selection. Provided dramaturgical research for new plays in both workshop and production.
2000 - 2001
2011 - 2013
INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
INTERIM DIRECTOR/CREATIVE WRITING
Hired, trained, and supervised creative writing faculty members and administrative staff who teach a variety of conservatory-level courses within the genres of poetry, fiction, playwriting, and nonfiction.
2013 - 2018