Theo Greenblatt writes both fiction and literary nonfiction. She holds an AS in Fashion Merchandising from Chamberlayne Junior College c. 1978 and, after several interesting diversions (punk rock devotee, kibbutznik, retail wizard, single parent), completed a BA in English from Roger Williams University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Rhode Island, focusing in Rhetoric and Composition and Creative Nonfiction respectively. Since 2002 she has taught composition to aspiring officer candidates at the US Naval Academy Preparatory School, in Newport, RI, where she indulges in both literary and sartorial expression.
While a book-length memoir on her counterculture adolescence awaits the love and attention of just the right press, her work appears in The Normal School Online, Tikkun Magazine, Harvard Review, Salt Hill Journal, two anthologies of women's fiction, and many other esteemed venues. Her short story, "Solitaire," placed first in The London Magazine's 2017 Short Story Competition, and her nonfiction work, “La, La, How the Life Goes On,” was a finalist in Arts & Letters’ 2018 “Unclassifiables” Contest. At URI she won numerous awards in fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly writing, and her short memoir, “True But Incomplete,” in The Flexible Persona, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is currently working on a second memoir based on her years as a member of an Israeli kibbutz in the 1980s.
Theo lives in Rhode Island with two elderly cats and a herd of dust bunnies. She has three adult children whom she will always consider her best work.