Brianna Stoever is a recent graduate of Simpson College in Indianola and has a BA in both English and Theatre. Growing up on the southside of Des Moines, she was always imagining different landscapes and hoping to save the rainforest one tree at a time. As she began to travel, the new places started to unknowingly shape her writings and deepened her appreciation for natural surroundings. Brianna is primarily a fiction and scriptwriter with an interest in how the environment affects her characters and the way humans interact with their surroundings for better or worse.
After spending two weeks exploring Japan, Brianna’s love of environment needed a creative outlet to grow even further – and so she fell in love quickly with an MFA program that thoroughly combined her two passions. As she moves through the program, she hopes to refine her writing skills as well as find ways to connect nature to the works she creates.
She has been published in both The Indianola Review and Sequel. Additionally, Brianna has acted, directed, and designed plays, even presenting her designs at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference in 2017.