Tara Skurtu

an American poet, creative writing mentor

It is an understatement to say it’s an honor to work with Dragos. He’s the most generous and motivational business person I’ve ever encountered. He also has a super radar for talent and active potential in others, and he encourages and inspires everyone around him to reach beyond what they think they’re capable of accomplishing. He’s done this with me, and he continues to do so. I met Dragos at one of my creative writing workshops, and since then he’s encouraged me to organize and realize my own workshop business. Dragos’ level of dedication and support is a rarity in his field, and I’m grateful beyond words for our partnership—past, present, and going forward.

About Tara

Tara Skurtu is an American poet, creative writing mentor, and public speaker based in Bucharest. She has 8+ years of experience leading corporate and small-group creativity seminars and writing workshops in which people address and move beyond their fears, gain confidence in navigating the creative process, and become more effective writers and communicators. Tara also taught at Boston University; she was a lecturer in creative writing, taught composition to incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program, and was on the planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s inaugural MOOC, “The Art of Poetry.” A two-time U.S. Fulbright grantee and recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, her poems are published internationally and translated into six languages. Tara is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania and the full poetry collection The Amoeba Game (Eyewear Publishing).

You can also find her at taraskurtu.com and on Twitter.