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Stefani Echeverría-Fenn

Creative Nonfiction Writer

2024 Fellow


Stefani Echeverría-Fenn (she/they) is a queer nonfiction writer of white and Latina heritage. She was born and raised in New York, and has lived in Oakland, California, for the past fourteen years. Her writing explores motherhood, class, madness, disability, housing justice, and queer familial lineages that transcend bio-reproductive kinship bonds.

Stefani’s work has been published in Sinister Wisdom, The Town: An Anthology of Oakland Poets, Sententiae Antiquae, Eidolon, and performed as part of National Queer Arts Festival. She was a nonfiction fellow as part of the 2023 Lambda Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices and is currently working on a book composed of poetic nonfiction letters to her child.

Echeverría-Fenn also cofounded the mutual aid organization Sportula, and the tiny home/unhoused land project 37MLK. She works as an adjunct lecturer of Latin for the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, and as the mail clerk and front office coordinator of the West Oakland Homeless Action Center.