headshot01Tyrese L. Coleman is a writer, wife, mother, and lawyer. Because she isn’t busy enough, she is also the reviews editor for SmokeLong Quarterly, an online journal of flash fiction. She is also an instructor at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. Her collection of essays and stories, How to Sit, was published with Mason Jar Press in 2018.

Tyrese often writes about issues relating to motherhood, family, and pregnancy. Her essays have appeared in Buzzfeed, mater mea, a website that celebrates black women at the intersection of career and motherhood, Brain, Child Magazine and elsewhere. She occasionally writes for the websites Romper and Rewire News.

She also writes memoir and personal essays.  Her work has appeared in Literary HubWashingtonian Magazine, The Rumpus, upstreet literary magazine, and elsewhere.

A 2016 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, Tyrese’s passion is writing fiction. Her stories have appeared in [PANK], Queen Mob’s Tea House, the Tahoma Literary Review, Hobart, and recognized in Wigleaf’s Top 50 (very) short fictions 2016.

Tyrese grew up on a dirt road in Ashland, Virginia, the self-proclaimed “center of the universe.” She received her masters in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland in College Park. A member of the Maryland State Bar, she received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore.  She lives in the Washington D.C. metro area but is a country girl at heart.