Camille F. Forbes holds a PhD in American Civilization from Harvard University. Trained as a historian, she's passionate about bringing history to life for the public. In her nonfiction, she writes about dynamic historical figures. In her fiction, she creates engaging characters whose struggles are relatable for the contemporary reader. Her current projects include historical novels "Minding the Territory," set during the Civil War, and "Shadowy Redemption," set during the First World War. Also fascinated by the complexities of family dynamics, and the nature of grief and loss, she explores these these themes in several upcoming short stories.
She is available for commissioned writing, as well as collaborative projects.
Camille's life in performance has taken her from standup comedy acts in Boston to her one-woman stage piece, "Tales of Suburban Squalor," in San Diego, infusing her speaking and teaching with humor. Currently a professor at UC San Diego, Camille is available to lead seminars, retreats, and teach one-on-one on such subjects as standup comedy: from audience to performer, memoir and fiction writing, and creating a contemplative writing practice. She teaches a wide range of audiences, from high schoolers to adult learners and the general public, making learning fun and accessible.
2011 UCSD Chancellor's Associates Award-winner for Community Service
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