Betsy Porter is editor of the Attic Institute's website, focusing on the writing of Attic students and faculty, literary Portland, important stories from the publishing world, and on the institute's mission as a haven for writers. She is a lifelong writer who took a long professional detour through marketing before returning to fiction writing. She has taken numerous classes at the Attic, and was a 2014-2015 Atheneum Fellow in Fiction. In addition to writing, she has explored performance arts, including live storytelling and aerial dance. Betsy is at work on a novel and volunteers for several arts and environmental organizations around town.