About Philip Ivory

Writer / Editor / Public Speaker/ Teacher 

Philip Ivory lives in Tucson, Ariz. He studied literature at Columbia University and works as a professional writer/communications specialist. He writes fiction and is working on a novel. He is assistant director of the Writers Studio Tucson and teaches on the intermediate level.



“Probably Last Meeting of Bluebell Ridge II Homeowners Association” anthologized in The Writers Studio at 30: Fiction and Poetry from the First 30 Years of the Landmark School of Creative Writing and Thinking.


ESSAY: “Sgt. Pepper at 50: What Can Writers Learn?”
SATIRE: “The Stupidest Tea Party, or Lewis Carroll Helps Interpret the Trump Administration.”


LECTURE:  “The Horror, the Horror! The Craft of Dark Fiction”



  • BA in English Language and Literature from Columbia University
  • Currently teaching creative writing on the Intermediate level at Writers Studio Tucson
  • Currently serving as assistant director for Writers Studio Tucson
  • Fulfilled junior year abroad program studying literature at Cambridge University, UK


“Phil, thank you for your detailed feedback on my novel manuscript. I have now gone through your written remarks carefully and I have to say, you are the most thoughtful reader I’ve encountered in a long time. You track very closely. Your story instincts are unerringly targeted. Some of your comments will be easy fixes, nevertheless providing important improvements. Others, I’ll have to ponder. In every case, you have forced me to raise my game. This is exactly what fellow writers can do for each other, and I am grateful.”

Bill Adams, Ph.D.
Tucson, AZ


Philip is a freelance marketing and communications specialist, who has done extensive work for charitable causes including the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has experience writing a wide array of materials ranging from feature magazine articles to company annual reports to video scripts. He served on the board of the Biodiversity Group in support of the organization’s communications outreach efforts from Nov. 2016 through December 2018.

Professionally published writing samples:


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