JP Legarte

JP Legarte is an alum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who double majored in Creative Writing and Individual Plans of Study (Science, Health, and Environmental Writing). At Brink and F(r)iction, he researches and develops grant opportunities and partnerships with local and national organizations.

Outside of Brink and F(r)iction, he works as a Community Outreach Worker for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. He is a Summer 2022 Anaphora Arts Poetry Fellow, a Summer 2023 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference Nonfiction Alum, and a Summer 2023 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Nonfiction Alum and was a 2023 Jack McCarthy Book Prize Finalist with Write Bloody Publishing.