Simply Burlesque is the brainchild of Drexel University journalism student, Amber Turner. A graduating senior, she plans to go to grad school where she’ll major in creative writing.
Besides writing and her obsession with burlesque, Amber’s other big passions in life are music and performing. She hopes to one day sing and act for a living, traveling the world sharing these gifts with others. And if she can make loads of cash in the process, even better. She’s performed in award winning choirs, starred in the Drexel productions of The Vagina Monologues, “The Sneeze” from Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor, 2B (Or Not 2B), and “Sure Thing” from David Ives’ All In The Timing.
The 22-year-old writer also ran the now defunct blog, Market Macabre, a site for all things weird in pop culture(www.marketmacabre.wordpress.com) Like Simply Burlesque, MM was created for a journalism class at Drexel, but Amber enjoyed it so much she decided to keep it up once the course was completed. Since burlesque has overtaken her life, MM is on hiatus until she graduates.
Amber’s also an intern at Painted Bride Quarterly, a literary magazine with offices in New York and Philadelphia. She will be published for the second time in the Drexel University anthology, The 33rd, which is used as a guide for freshman English students.
She currently resides in Philly, but like burlesque, she doesn’t belong to any place in particular. She’s finishing a screenplay set in Paris and will move there once she completes her MFA.