About Amelia

Creative storyteller

Cautionary optimist

Cheeky researcher

Amelia Newcomer Aldred is a writer and communications consultant based in Chicago, Illinois.  Amelia’s short stories, essays and articles have been featured by Metaphorosis Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, South Side WeeklyChicago Literati, Neutrons/Protons, Offbeat Home, the anthology Undeniably Indiana (Indiana University Press), and Otherworld Theatre.  She has a decade of experience creating content, developing communications strategy, and researching for nonprofits and advocacy organizations. Amelia also produced and hosted The Labyrinth and the Thread, a podcast that explored creativity and mental health. She is an associate board member of the Stories Matter Foundation and her communications strategy, media relations and content creation work for community organizations won the Publicity Club of Chicago’s 2023 Golden Trumpet Award, the 2023 Silver Trumpet Award, and the 2021 Silver Trumpet Award. Amelia received her BA in anthropology from Earlham College and her MA from the University of Chicago. When she’s not telling stories, Amelia spends her time throwing nerdy costume parties, practicing circus arts and collecting skeleton keys.