Amy Ferris

Amy Ferris is an author, editor, screenwriter, playwright. Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From A Midlife Crisis, was adapted into an Off-Broadway play at CAP21 Theater Company.

Ferris has written for both TV and film. Her screenplay, Funny Valentines, was directed by Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) and was nominated for a best screenplay (BET) award in 2000. She cowrote the film Mr. Wonderful, which was directed by Anthony Minghella.

She has contributed to numerous anthologies and magazines and is the coeditor of the anthology Dancing at The Shame Prom and editor of Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue. Ferris is currently working on a new book based on her popular morning posts/musings, What I Know: Post-Coffee, Pre-Wine.

She serves on the advisory board of the Women’s Media Center, the executive board at Peters Valley School of Craft, and cofounded The Milford Readers and Writers Festival (where Gloria Steinem, MK Asante and John Berendt were the featured authors in 2016). She is also cocreator (with Jody Feagan, founder of The San Miguel Literary Festival, and Kathryn Rountree) of Women of Our Words, an all-women writing retreat for women to write their lives, use their voices, share their stories, and change the world.