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creative nonfiction writing

Volume 35 of The Briar Cliff Review

nominated by editors for the Pushcart Prize

winner of the 2023 Nonfiction Prize

featured award winner in Poets & Writers

“Maya Bernstein-Schalet’s essay, ‘The True Image of the Past Flits By: Walter Benjamin and the Brain on Alzheimer’s,’ is a beautiful meditation that masterfully weaves together and connects life and death, family history, neuroscience, and literary theory. Bernstein-Schalet’s work calls us to re-examine our conceptions of philosophy and language and reveals for us the healing, restorative power of the creative spirit amidst disability and disease.” - Editors Paul Weber and Ryan Allen

creative nonfiction writing

Waxing & Waning Issue 11 from April Gloaming Publishing

nominated by editors for the 2024 Best of the Net Anthology

featured in Memoir Land's Memoir Monday newsletter


Meat and Three


wrote, edited, and produced weekly stories for Heritage Radio Network's Meat and Three podcast

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