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A native New Yorker and former actress, Ronit (pronounced ro-neat) studied with Uta Hagen, Alfred Molina, and at Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC before heading west to Los Angeles. After training and performing at Improv Olympic and working with Tim Robbins and the company at The Actors’ Gang while training and feeding marine mammals at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific on weekends, she started writing and performing her own work for the theatre. Soon after moving to Seattle with her family in 2005 she transitioned from acting to writing and began publishing short stories and essays.

Ronit holds three University of Washington certificates in writing, is a One Story Workshop for Writers alum, and has a Masters in Fine Arts in Nonfiction from Pacific University (2017). She was a cast member of Listen to Your Mother Seattle (2015) and read her work at Circle Of Friends Islandwood (2015) and LitCrawl Seattle (2016). She co-hosted the weekly podcast Mouthy/Messy/Mandatory with Katie Anthony available on all podcast platforms and was a featured guest on the podcasts Inside Voice, Acme Writing Company, and on KUOW’s The Record with Bill Radke.

Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Iowa Review, American Literary Review, and The Rumpus, among others. She has just finished a coming-of-age memoir about the childhood loss of her mother to the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and is working on a novel.

You can find links to her fiction and nonfiction on the Published Work page.

4 Comments

      1. Sadly it is not but its ok because I know it is a process and I am learning so much about myself as each moment moves me ahead. I struggle deeply with cognitive deficits particularly related to memory and my ability to remember things in sequences. I haven’t given up – there is no expiration date on my dream of accomplishing this particular goal.

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  1. I don’t think you should give up! I don’t think you have to remember everything necessarily or even in order. There are several memoirs I can think of that are written more in a collage style and are not at all linear. Reading them was an immersive experience and the impact of their stories did not suffer because of the structure, in fact the structure kind of became the reading experience for me and I still felt the impact of the heart of the story. Maybe you could explore that way. And what’s most captivating can be how you feel now and what you understand now about what happened then.

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