My name is Rachel Corsini and I’m currently a Senior at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Fiction Writing with a concentration in publishing. Whew, that’s a mouthful.
As a freshman I had a collection of short pieces entitled A House on 67th St exhibited at milifest. I’ve also had Market Research on The Rejected Quarterly as well as a complete research project on The Big Ugly Review published in Columbia College Chicago’s publishing lab database. A piece of my fiction, The Good Luck Girl, appeared in The Columbia Chronicle. Last spring I was an intern for Featherproof Books where I learned first hand the publishing industry.
More about me: I’m a native New Yorker, more specifically from Maspeth, Queens who became a commuter into the fast paced world of New York City to attend Professional Performing Arts School at the young age of 14. There I was a dance major and had classes at The Ailey School.
For college I decided to leave The Big Apple and my dance training behind me for a new city and new art form. Chicago has been my home for the past three years. Last Summer I spent five weeks in Prague and have been bit by the international traveling bug. Since then I’ve been to Shanghai and recently spent a month in Florence.
I’m also an Italian American who was brought up in a loving home with attentive parents and a strong family unit. My family is the heart of my everything and they inspire me to continue what I’m doing on a daily basis. Whether it be my grumpy older brother who’s still living at home at the age of thirty five or my flighty childlike Aunt who’s taken up residence in my basement, they all give me sound advice and wish me to succeed.