About Pamela

Pamela Toutant is a creative nonfiction writer and teacher, and a college essay tutor who lives and works outside of Washington, D.C.  Her work has appeared in numerous national and local publications, both commercial and literary, including, Salon, Ms. Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Redbook, The Washingtonian Magazine, Applause Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, and Brain, Child.  Her work has also been included in the anthology, September Eleven, Maryland Voices, and will appear in the forthcoming Literary Anthology on Adolescence, University of Iowa Press.  Her essay “Tumbling,” about a racial incident in high school, was a 2004 finalist for the Penelope Niven Non-Fiction Award and her essay “Family Loyalty,” (Brain, Child Magazine) was nominated for the 2006 Pushcart Prize.  Pamela is a three-time recipient of a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship.

Pamela also offers a highly successful college application essay tutoring service, and internship application assistance. Her popular creative non-fiction, memoir and family history classes are offered both privately and through the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  As a writing coach and editor, Pamela offers individual writers one-on-one assistance with a variety of non-fiction work, including family history projects.

Pamela is currently at work on a memoir.