The Practice of Creativity


Michele Tracy Berger is a professor, a creative writer, and a pug-lover.

At the age of six, Michele’s mother turned a walk-in closet into creative space just for her daughter. That closet became a portal and gateway to self-expression. Michele pretended that Will Robinson, a character on the television show Lost in Space was her brother and that she fought alongside Lindsay Wagner who played The Bionic Woman. And, she went on many other adventures. From that age on, Michele never doubted the power of the imagination.

Her main love is writing science fiction though she also is known to write poetry and creative nonfiction, too.

Her fiction has appeared in UnCommon Origins: A Collection of Gods, Monsters, Nature and Science by Fighting Monkey Press, You Don’t Say: Stories in the Second Person by Ink Monkey Press, Flying South: A Literary Journal, 100wordstory, Thing Magazine, and The Red Clay Review.

Her nonfiction writing and poetry has appeared in The Chapel Hill News, The Red Clay Review, Glint Literary Journal, Oracle: Fine Arts Review, Trivia: Voices of Feminism, The Feminist Wire, Ms., Carolina Woman Magazine, and Western North Carolina Woman, A Letter to My Mom, and various zines.

She has had winning entries in the Carolina Woman Magazine Writing Contest, the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Poetry Contest, and the Winston-Salem Writers’ Contest. Michele was a ‘My View’ monthly columnist for The Chapel Hill News from 2012-2014.

In 2014, she was a participant in the Creative Capital Professional Development Program sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council. In 2015, she was chosen to attend A Room of Her Own Foundation’s biannual women’s writing residency held at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

Her sci-fi novella, “Reenu-You” has just been published by Book Smugglers Publishing.

She is currently at work finishing a short story collection.

Michele is completely undone by the sight of pugs and has to restrain herself from collecting any item they appear on. She lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina with her partner Tim.


6 Responses to "About"

your views on the 2010 Oscars were very interesting. haha funny dig on the movie Clara’s Heart.


I am glad i stumbled upon your blog. I run creativity and writing workshops in cape town, south africa…nice blog


Hi Dr. Berger,
I found out about this blog, when I was organizing old emails and saw the link you sent me for your book in Amazon. In the blurb about the author, it mentioned this blog. I look forward to reading it further after my brief perusal today. I really like it ! I also look forward to reading your book and writing my review. I hope you are well.


[…] Michele Berger interviews Kelly Wooten, co-editor of Litwin Books’ recent publication, Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century, which was the second volume in Emily Drabinski’s Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies. Michele does a good interview that tells you quite a bit about Kelly Wooten and the background for the book. Comments (0)Filed under: About Litwin Books & Library Juice Press,People In Focus by — Rory Litwin @ 8:34 am […]


so glad I found your blog, Michelle! I found you on SheWrites.


Hi Knowledge Maven,
You really made my day with your comment. Thanks!


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