Lauren  Barbato

Lauren Barbato lives in Philadelphia, where she is a PhD candidate in religion at Temple University. The author of Faithful Providers: Stories and Reflections from the Frontlines of Abortion Care (Catholics for Choice, 2019), Barbato has had fiction and nonfiction in The Hopkins Review, Blackbird, North American Review, Cosmopolitan, Ms., and XRAY Literary, among others. She has received scholarships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers–Newark and a BFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California.