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Elan Barnehama
Elan Barnehama (He/Him)
General Education

AMDA Faculty since: 2021

Elan is an author and teacher. His second novel, Escape Route, will be published by Running Wild Press in May 2022. His work has appeared in Drunk Monkeys, Rough Cut Press, Boston Accent, Jewish Fiction, HuffPost, the New York Journal of Books, Public Radio and elsewhere. Elan has been a presenter at the Boston Book Festival, a writer-in-residence at Wildacres and a Wolff Cottage Writer-In-Residence at Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts. Additionally, Elan has worked with at-risk youth, led community-based writing workshops and was the fiction editor at Forth Magazine LA.


Escape Route, a novel, Running Wild Press, 2022

Finding Bluefield, a novel, Bold Stroke Publishing, 2012

"Showing Up," 'Friends: Voices on the Gift of Companionship' Anthology, Jack Walker Press, October 2020

"Finish Line," Drunk Monkeys, October 2022

"Everyone to Dance," Red Fez #154, March 2022

"Radio Days," Entropy Magazine, February 2021

"Listening From Home," Poets Unplugged, February 2021

"Home Team," Boog City Press, October 2020.

"Life Is Groovy," Red Fez #136, June 2020 

"Outlaws," Drunk Monkeys, April 2020


M.F.A., English, University of Massachusetts
B.A., English, Binghamton University