Hannah Zoey Morley

Photocredit to @DamaraGanyo and Delenn Jadzia

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara:  Graduating: 2021, GPA 3.91

College of Creative Studies Honors, Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature, minor in Journalism

Contact: Hannah.Zoey.Morley@gmail.com

Relevant Coursework: Grammar & Stylistics, Literary Publishing, and Writing for Magazines

Writing & Development

Editorial Intern for UC-Santa Barbara’s Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) Division, October 2020-Present.

  • Led by Professor Nomi Morris I worked amongst a consistent undergraduate editorial team.
  • Attended HFA events and wrote/did the layout for articles that HFA published on their website.

Literary Agent Dana Newman’s Intern/Assistant, June 23rd, 2020- September 15th, 2020

  • Read and responded to book queries, proposals, and Author questions.
  • Discussed with Ms. Newman the quality of the work presented and various ways it can be improved before publication.
  • Updated her website and relevant spreadsheets with royalty payment due dates and with the status of Publishing Houses/agents she is in touch with.

Director of Acting, Co-Writer and Production Manager, June 2018-Present. Homebrewed: A Musical Quest

  • Co-developed and co-wrote of Homebrewed’s script and concept.
  • Co-wrote grant and fellowship proposals and had Homebrewed accepted into UCSB’s Raab Writing Fellowship and the Undergraduate Creative Activities. These grants increased our budget by $2,500.
  • I also scheduled and helped run auditions, production meetings, filming days, interviews, and rehearsals for the cast and crew.

Co-Writer, September 2017- April 2018. Shake On It.

  • Co-created and co-wrote the Shake On It script.
  • This opportunity started as a class project, allowing me to work with a wide variety of disciplines, mainly composers, to conceptualize our collective vision.
  • Production is available to stream on UCTV, YouTube, and was broadcasted on Cox.

Reader Experience 

Reader, September 2017-Present. Prose and Cons

  • A UCSB student led writing organization that serves to advise authors on the continued development of their pieces.
  • We read multiple works each week and give developmental notes to each author.

Copy Editor and Reader, January 2019-Present. Spectrum Literary Journal

  • Read hundreds of submissions, ranging from fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and read for quality and the voice of each piece.
  • Collaborated with the Editorial Staff and argued for, and later voted on, which pieces should be moved forward and be copy edited for publication.

Reader, August 2019-August 2019. Robert (Bobby) DeLeon a film and t.v. executive from Infinitum Nihil

  • Read considered scripts and wrote coverage
  • Spent the most time with a script translated from and written by an Indian author. In writing their coverage, I noted how American audiences might respond to such work.

Publications

Presentations, Honors, and Awards

  • Co-Recipient of the UCSB Raab Writing Fellowship Grant, 2018-19 (Homebrewed)
  • Co-Recipient of the UCSB Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant, 2018-19 (Homebrewed)
  • Team Lead and co-finalist for the UC Berkeley Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas Grant, 2019 (Homebrewed)
  • Presentation of Homebrewed: A Musical Quest at the 2018 and the 2019 UCSB College of Creative Studies Research and Creative Activities Conferences (RACA-CON)

Skills

  • Proficiency at Affinity Publisher, iMovie, Instagram, Microsoft Office, Squarespace, Twitter, WordPress, and Wix

Contact Hannah Morley today!