Breena Clarke

New Jersey, United States

Member Since: 02/20/2013




Breena Clarke is the author of three novels, Angels Make Their Hope Here, the story of a community of mixed racial identity in the highlands of New Jersey at mid-19th century; River, Cross My Heart, an October 1999 Oprah Book Club; and Stand The Storm, set in mid-19th century Washington, D.C. She is a graduate (B.F.A.) of Howard University. Breena Clarke is co-author with Glenda Dickerson of the play RE/MEMBERING AUNT JEMIMA: A MENSTRUAL SHOW, anthologized in Contemporary Plays by Women of Color and Colored Contradictions, An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Plays. Her short fiction is included in Black Silk, A Collection of African American Erotica, and Street Lights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience. Breena Clarke is an advisor to the board of A ROOM OF HER OWN FOUNDATION  and has offered writing workshops at AROHO retreats at Ghost Ranch in 2003, 2005 and 2011and the Port Townsend Writers Conference in 2004.Breena Clarke is a member of the faculty of Stonecoast MFA program. Breena Clarke is one of the organizers of the Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers. 



Twitter Username: @Breena_Clarke


  • River, Cross My Heart , Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Co. (1999)
  • Stand The Storm , Little, Brown and Co. (2008)
  • Angels Make Their Hope Here , Little Brown and Co. (July 8, 2014)


  • Faculty member at Stonecoast MFA

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Playwriting