DeLauné with cousin André Dubus III

DeLauné Michel has spent the last two decades in the literary world – producing an acclaimed reading series, empowering marginalized voices, and writing fiction and nonfiction. Her career telling stories began with her work as an actor in theatre, television, and feature films.

In 1996, Ms. Michel created Spoken Interludes where award-winning, bestselling, and debut writers read their work to audiences of 200. Ms. Michel then developed, taught in, and continues to run writing programs for at-risk youth in inner-city schools, juvenile institutions, and prison reaching over 450 children a year in New York and Los Angeles since 2000. Through Spoken Interludes, she also runs a book-drive, putting over 6,000 free books into the hands of underprivileged children. For more information, please visit

The first two short stories Ms. Michel wrote won recognition in the Thomas Wolf Short Fiction Competition. Her novels, Aftermath of Dreaming and The Safety of Secrets, were published by HarperCollins. After completing a third novel, she is currently working on a new book. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two sons.

DeLauné with students of
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