Author Barbara Tannenbaum clients

Barbara Tannenbaum is an award-winning journalist and author based in San Rafael, California. She has held senior editorial positions with San Francisco Focus magazine; Edutopia magazine, a publication of the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), and the California Academy of Sciences Digital Engagement Studio.

Her nonfiction pieces on arts and culture have been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times magazine, San Francisco magazine, California magazine, Stanford magazine, the Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor,, Craftsmanship Quarterly, and many other publications.

Tannenbaum's fiction and essays have been published the Chicago Quarterly Review, the London-based Shooter Literary magazine, Rosebud, and the Catamaran Literary Reader. Her fiction debut, the novel excerpt "Lost and Found at the Hollywood Bowl," was published in Catamaran and was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize.

She also works frequently with museums, writing online and mobile content for the Oakland Museum of California, Science Today, the news channel of the California Academy of Sciences, and the German-based Bundeskunstehalle (Federal Art and History Hall in Bonn, Germany) where her essay "Exploring Josephine Baker Through a Queer Lens" was published in the exhibit catalogue for the 2023 exhibit, "Josephine Baker: Freedom * Equality * Humanity."

Tannenbaum is the former vice president of the Rainbow Honor Walk, a nonprofit dedicated to raising public awareness of history-making LGBTQ pioneers via public art installations in San Francisco's Castro District.

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