Gail’s Bio

Gail Pasternack is passionate about living a creative life. She approaches eating as a sensual adventure, loves modern figurative art, street photography, and jazz singing. Gail’s story, Asmodai in Portland, was published by Reclaiming Judaism Press in the New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family anthology. In March of 2021, her travel essay about cocktail bars in London and Paris was published in Wanderlust Journal. Devoted to helping writers and creative people reach their dreams, Gail has served on the Willamette Writers Board of Directors since 2015 and as president since 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, masters from Columbia University, and is an ordained Maggid (Jewish storyteller). Gail and her husband reside in Portland where they are active members of the Tango community.

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