I'm Alisha Sommer, Bay Area Freelance Writer & Photographer. I have a gift for holding sacred space, for deep listening, and for seeing the ordinary in extraordinary ways.
In the past, I founded and edited a print literary journal (Blackberry: a magazine), published personal essays, creative nonfiction, and poetry for a variety of online and print publications, ghostwritten, and taught at Squam Art Workshops.
Currently, you'll find me collaborating with Angela Burke for Black Food & Beverage, hosting creative gatherings in Sonoma, CA like the Fever Dreams Collective Retreat with Jennette Nielsen, and facilitating the online writing workshop liberated lines with Robin Sandomirsky. Oh. I also sling wine.
I'm taking the Certified Sommelier Exam in 2019 and daydreaming about canopy management.
REALLY, I'M JUST A STORYTELLER.
I have a sweet little blog called Sommersalt where I talk about my essentials for living: food, wine, and words. If you want to know how to work with me professionally (photos, writing, anything fun and creative), you can scroll down to see some of my work or shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.