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Mariana Sousa

WRITER. CONTENT CREATOR. ARTIST.

Location icon United States

Enamored with truth. Influenced by our collective experiences. Infinitely finding words that encompass what it means to be.

Portfolio

Web and Print (Short-form)

Hootsuite
12/07/2018
GrubStreet Twitter (Behind the Scenes)

A sneak peak of Mariana's role managing GrubStreet's twitter account - coordinating and scheduling live/future tweets. (Copywriter of displayed @GrubWriters posts)

Hootsuite
12/07/2018
GrubStreet Twitter (Behind the Scenes)

A sneak peak of Mariana's role managing GrubStreet's twitter account - coordinating and scheduling live/future tweets. (Copywriter of displayed @GrubWriters posts)

Twitter
@GrubWriters Tweet

October weather seems to get everyone out of the house. Whether it's for performances, book readings, or meet-ups, the October 2018 edition of Lit Boston is the literary happenings source to help you make the most of this cozy and spooky month..." (Copywriter)

Twitter
@GrubWriters Tweet

"Ready for a crash course in point of view, narration, and perspective? On Monday, December 3rd, join instructor @galerinaburl for a free class that asks how the voice and perspective of the storyteller can shape a work of fiction..." (Copywriter)

Twitter
@GrubWriters Tweet

"Languages and cultural modes of expression are powerful storytelling assets. On December 17th, instructor @galerinaburl invites you to celebrate the different ways we communicate and manipulate language to bring meaning to our stories..." (Copywriter)

Twitter
@GrubWriters Class Tweet

Providence writers, instructor Ben Jolivet is running a playmaking marathon inspired by Pulitzer Prize Winner Paula Vogel's famous "bake-offs"..." (Copywriter)

Twitter
@GrubWriters Tweet

We do the research, so you have more time for the writing or the carving of Jack-o-Lanterns. Check out the October 2018 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" for all local, free to apply, and inclusive literary opportunities..." (Copywriter)

Instagram
@grubwriters Post

"Our September 2018 edition of "Best of Boston" is lit(erally) here! Mark your calendars with these..." (Copywriter)

Instagram
@grubwriters Post

"Looking to meet fellow writers and learn about Boston's writing community? Drop by GrubStreet's..." (Copywriter)

Instagram
@grubwriters Post

"For the next #GrubWrites post in the #BooksThatMadeYou series, we're looking for "Books that Made You Brave" and we need your input!..." (Copywriter)

Instagram
@grubwriters Post

"We need your input! Comment with a book that you can always come back to, author of the book, story behind why, and how you’re connected to Grub..." (Copywriter)

Instagram
@grubwriters Post

"It’s #GivingTuesday! All across the globe, generous individuals like you are taking a moment to give to the causes they care about most..." (Copywriter)

Email Newsletter
GrubStreet Get Writing

Newsletter emailed weekly to a diverse mailing list of students, renowned writing teachers, community leaders, and donors - covering literary events and submission calls. (Copywriter of displayed content)

Wix
12/01/2018
GrubStreet Events

The GrubStreet headquarters live screen displaying most recent tweets, class/event flyers, and relevant news. (Copywriter for event flyer and tweets)

Facebook
11/16/2018
GrubStreet Facebook Post

Facebook post encouraging teen writers to share and celebrate their work with the intention to attract fresh talent to the literary community. (Copywriter)

Print (Long-form)

Salem Statement Magazine
05/17/17
Feature Article: The Art of Giving

Two-page feature celebrating renowned Salem State University donors Ira and Judy Rosenberg for the Spring '17 edition of Salem Statement magazine, reaching 40,000+ readers annually. (Writer and Editor)

Salem Statement Magazine
09/2017
Class Notes: Calling All Alumni

Short article highlighting the various triumphs and accomplishments of Salem State University graduate Erik Sayce '10. (Writer)

Salem Statement Magazine
09/2017
Class Notes: Calling All Alumni

Short article highlighting the various triumphs and accomplishments of Salem State University graduate Sahim Zaid '94. (Writer)

Salem Statement Magazine
09/07/2017
School of Graduate Studies

Summary of the 2017 Salem State University School of Graduate Studies Award Ceremony. (Writer)

Spec Ads

Spec Work
06/19/19
Copywriting Advertisement for RAW Artists

A spec copywriting advertisement inspired by RAW Artists, an independent arts organization that specializes in giving artists the tools to succeed in their creative careers. (Writer and Designer) https://www.rawartists.org/

Travel Writing

Mariana Entrenched
05/23/2019
My Big Fat Hollywood Move

"It was another 'movie moment' to add to our list, but it was the first in the City of Dreams – the movie mecca of our joint fantasies..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
09/30/2018
Chasing Magic in Sao Miguel

"It’s important to note that returning to the Azores always simultaneously contributes to my spirit and takes a piece of my soul away in the process..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
06/25/2018
A Guy and a Gal in Galway (Part 2)

"We had been transported in time, taken into a world we were strangers to – soaking in the poetry bred into the very core of these humble and fierce people..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
05/16/2018
A Guy and a Gal in Galway (Part 1)

"Galway is colorful, hip, teaming with music around every nook and cranny (there are infinite nooks)..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
05/25/2016
A Wake-Up Call

"The city was overflowing with drunk people, rock and house music blaring from every corner..." (Writer)

Reflective Writing

Mariana Entrenched
11/09/2018
Where'd All My Friends Go?

"And while you may only see each other through a screen now, there was a season in your life when they were the exact fit you needed..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
10/09/2018
Is There a Right Way to Argue?

"What is it about detaching from the thirst to be right that makes us temporarily inhumane?..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
08/24/2018
A Server's Tale

"I often feel like a zookeeper tending to her animals, both maintaining a quiet sense of authority and assimilating to their energy..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
07/13/2018
Sunsets and Writing Tips

"Whether it’s a sunset, a desk with all your favorite knickknacks on it, an album, or even revisiting something you’ve already written, it helps to uncover the things that trigger your creativity..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
12/05/2017
Still A Work in Progress

"...talent is only 30% of what we can each rely on. The rest is how much work and dedication we are willing to put in every day to bring whatever dream we choose to fruition..." (Writer)

News Stories

Mariana Entrenched
12/08/2017
The Three Syllables That Divide Us

"Though our individual stories are unique and the labels etched into our skin still serve to mark our differences, we all share a universal right to compassion..." (Writer)

Reviews

Mariana Entrenched
08/19/2018
Film Review: Eighth Grade

"The embarrassment and disappointment Kayla feels when class superlatives are announced and she’s labeled 'Most Quiet' strikes a harsh chord for anyone who’s ever been deeply misunderstood..." (Writer)

Mariana Entrenched
02/11/2018
Losing My Stand-Up Virginity

"I looked back at the stage and thought about how important it is to introduce fear and vulnerability into our lives, to take chances on the things that scare us the most even if it means you could end up farting in front of an audience..." (Writer)

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