Nancy Mendez-Booth

Nancy Méndez-Booth is a writer. She teaches writing and Latinx literature and culture at colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey. Nancy holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) and an MA in English Critical Theory, both from Rutgers-Newark. She received her BA in English from Amherst College.
Nancy’s work has appeared in print and online, including Latina, Poets & Writers, Salon, OZY Media, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, KGB Bar Literary Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, and
Wordrunner eBooks.
Nancy has read at various Northeast venues including Cornelia Street Cafe and The Moth. She has performed her work in the 2017 and 2016 productions of In Full Color: Stories by Women of
Color and the 2016 Midtown International Theater Festival. She posts regularly on nancymendezbooth.com/blog/
Nancy has received residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and Blue Mountain Center, where she completed the writing for the initial
script for her one-person show, “No One Would Love Me If They Knew.” Nancy is seeking representation, and in addition to her one-person show, “No One Would Love Me If They Knew”, she is competing a second fiction manuscript.
Publications

Publications

Fiction

Holy Mother of God | Jet Fuel Review

Security Breach | Philadelphia Stories (finalist, Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction), mamapedia.com

Stations | Wordrunner eChapbooks

Swept Away | Phati’tude Literary Magazine

The Visitation | Jet Fuel Review

Nonfiction, Essays

Dear Students & Dear Trump | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year | OZY Media

Lucky | In Full Color Anthology; also performed in the 2016 production of “In Full Color: Stories by Women of Color

Powered by My People | Latina

Shattered by Childbirth | Salon

Tilted. Naked. Weirdo. | Poets & Writers

Wonder Woman: What My First Artists Retreat Taught Me About Writing, Murder, and Myself | Poets & Writers

Hair Dressing: What Mayonnaise Taught This Latina Good Girl About Bad Hair | Latina Voices

Dandelion Dreams | mamapedia.com

With Deepest Gratitude | The Packinghouse Review, Reconceiving Lossmamapedia.com

If I Had A Hammer | realsimple.com (finalist, 2011 Simply Stated Blogger Contest)

Features, Interviews

Land of Literary Opportunity: A conversation with Walter Dean Myers | Jersey City Independent

Telling Tales: Interviews with writers | KGB Bar Literary Magazine

Jersey City Running Fitness Examiner

Advertising, Marketing, Promotions

Breast Cancer Awareness advertorial | Essence magazine

Service profile online series | Deloitte

Client Case Study series | The Wall Street Journal

ESQ product guide | Movado Group

Research guides | various clients including Deloitte and The Wall Street Journal

Workshops, Presentations

Branding Best Practices | branding workshop developed for Deloitte

Research Skills Workshop | college-level workshop delivered at institutions including Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; CUNY, the City University of New York; Montclair State University

Project Description
“No One Would Love Me If They Knew”
Premise: This one-person show is a series of confessions (six in total), presented as monologues, revealed by the female speaker throughout her life. They illustrate her quest for love and acceptance, and gradual realization that both must come from within herself.
Setting: Each monologue suggests a different setting — a child’s bedroom, a cemetery, a therapist’s couch — and different stage in the speaker’s life — grade-school age, twenty-something, middle-age visitor to her adolescent self.
Character: NANCY, aka La Nancy, a Puerto Rican woman of public housing origins with grand aspirations
Status and Overall Goals: I currently have a full script for each of the six monologues. I look forward to the opportunity to explore the possibilities present in taking the work from the page to the stage.