Hannah Wilken is a writer and editor living in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Her writing examines themes of femininity, romantic relationships, family, and the never-ending challenge of understanding one's place in this world.
She is a graduate of Bates College with a major in Spanish Literature. In March of 2019, Wilken was a writer in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. She was a participant of the Colgate University Writers’ Conference in both 2018 and 2019. She has been awarded grants and fellowships through the Martha Boschen Porter Fund from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, among others. Wilken is the brains and voice behind the popular lifestyle blog Hannah Hart Beat.
Wilken has had the pleasure to work alongside the writers Dani Shapiro, Angela Palm, and Matt Bell. She is currently writing her first memoir, Walking Myself Home.
Residencies, Conferences & Grants
Upcoming: The Story You Have to Tell
Lead by Cheryl Strayed
Upcoming: The Gotham Writers Conference
New York, NY
Colgate University Writers’ Conference, 2019
Lead by Angela Palm
Recipient of The Colgate Scholarship
Vermont Studio Center Residency, 2019
Recipient of VSC Artist’s Grant
The Martha Boschen Porter Fund, 2018
A fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Colgate University Writers' Conference, 2018
Lead by Bill Barich
Essay and Short Story Workshop, 2018
Lead by Virginia Watkins
The Stories We Carry: Meditation and Writing, 2017
Lead by Dani Shapiro
B.A Spanish Literature
2008 to 2012
Writing & Professional Experience
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
May 2019 to Present
Writer & Founder
Hannah Hart Beat
December 2011 to Present
New York, NY
December 2014 to February 2017
What's the story with your book?
Great question! The book is currently in the form of a third draft. For more information or questions regarding representation please contact me via the form below!
Are you planning on moving back to New York when the book is done?
Are you interested in contributing to my website?
Currently I am heads down on the book but please feel free to reach out! I love all kinds of things re marketing and always happy to chat.
Are you that Hannah girl from Drunk Kitchen?
Same name, different girl. 💁🏼♀️
I liked Hart Beat but you don't post anymore. WTF.
I love you but that's not a question. Sadly, Hart Beat has taken a bit of a backseat since I started writing the G.D. book. I'm hoping to be back to the regular once a day posts soon!