Vicki Amorose is a writer, artist and educator. She’s the author of Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists, which is used internationally by art schools and independent artists. Vicki leads workshops, panel discussions and webinars for artists, lectures on topics in contemporary art for colleges and arts organizations, and writes for Professional Artist Magazine. Her performance art background in the post-punk era of San Francisco includes the Nuclear Beauty Parlor and the Church of the SubGenius. Amorose is an alumna of University of Michigan and the Academy of Art University San Francisco. She makes her home in Eugene, Oregon, where she advocates for art education, collaboration and place-making.