Matthew Frye-Castillo (he/him) is a creative writer, educator, journalist, and consultant based in New York City.
His essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in Newtown Literary, Best Gay Stories, Understory, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Paris Review Daily, and Worn in New York, which was featured in the Netflix adaptation, Worn Stories. He has reported for The Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Press, HuffPost, and The Red Hook Star-Revue. Kirkus praised his debut memoir, One Headlight, as “a moving rumination on the varying roles that a mother can play in a son’s life.”
Matthew is a tenure-track/cce Lecturer in Professional and Creative Writing at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he teaches courses on creative nonfiction, research, rhetoric, emerging technologies, and contemporary and queer literature. He also directs the Program for Professional Communication, co-directs the LGBTQI+ Consortium at Lehman, serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee, and is faculty advisor to the student newspaper.
Matthew consults small-to-medium businesses and Native-owned companies on strategic communications, including content marketing and business strategy. He holds a BA in psychology and English literature from The University of Alaska Anchorage, an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, a Publishing Certificate from Columbia University, and is pursuing an MBA with a focus on marketing and finance from Baruch College.