At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Corey Stewart Hassman earned a BA in Peace, War and Defense, an interdisciplinary degree focusing on national security, conflict resolution, and military history. Years later, she continued to explore the intersection of disciplines with an MA in Theology and Literature at Sewanee: The University of the South.
Her work reflects the diversity of her interests. In addition to speeches, Hassman writes fundraising and promotional materials, mission statements, victims’ impact statements, web content, informational articles, and executive and institutional profiles. Her nonfiction, on topics ranging from nanotechnology to middle school angst, has been published in several magazines.
Hassman’s clients range from physicians to priests, politicians to philanthropists. She enjoys the research and drafting process, and, having lived in six foreign countries and ten American cities, in addition to traveling extensively, draws on a wide range of interests and influences to bring a fresh perspective to each project.
While continuing to write speeches and other material for clients, as well as a blog about religion and modern life, Hassman has recently turned her attention to fiction. She was the 2017 Fiction Scholar at the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop and the recipient of a 2018 Rivendell Writers’ Colony fellowship, and is currently working on a new novel while her first book is in production.
On a more personal note, Hassman is a well-known entity to the staff at the local ER, and is notorious in certain circles for managing seemingly-impossible feats, like getting the exact same riding mower stuck in the exact same ditch on three consecutive days. A fan of entertaining at home, her gatherings often involve both bottle rockets and raw oysters, and she once hosted a brunch that lasted seven hours, resulting in a non-negotiable ban on recording devices.