03/04/14: My new book, a three year collection of stories called There Were These People, is available now.
04/21/14: I'm tutoring students in Chicago and getting ready to start a new teaching gig in Colombia in June.
03/05/14: I'm taking a break from photography so I can focus more of my time on writing.
Hello. I’m Brian Leli. I’m an American writer, teacher and photographer. I have a bachelor’s degree in interactive design and a master’s degree in international journalism. In March 2014, I self-published a book of stories called There Were These People. You can buy it for $5 from the Kindle store. In February 2013, I self-published a book of photos and writings called London and a Year. I did this with a lot of other people’s help and money. I only wish I could have done it better. I’ve done my fair share of journalistic things for a bunch of different publications. I did the ones I’m most proud of for The Morning News, The New Statesman and Gapers Block. I’m from Chicago, Illinois but I live out of rented rooms everywhere. Right now, I’m back in Chicago, tutoring students and spending time with friends and family and strangers. I'm planning to start a new teaching gig in Colombia in June. Email me. Subscribe to my newsletter. The end.