Matthew Aaron Goodman

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Matthew Goodman earned a B.A. degree in literature from Brandeis University and an MFA from Emerson College. He has been a student of writing at the 92nd Street Y, Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center, and has taught and worked in inner-city communities for years. Working hand-in-hand with formerly incarcerated men and women, he created The Leadership Alliance, a community empowerment project that unites community leaders and volunteer partners. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.

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Matthew Aaron Goodman
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Fanaticism

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity. Compassion. Humor.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am not afraid to fail

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Believe

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