Trish MacEnulty has a doctorate from the Creative Writing Program at the Florida State University. She has published two memoirs, several novels, and a short story collection. She taught creative writing and film studies as a full professor at the university level before retiring from full time teaching in 2021. 


Trish is also a former addict, who has facilitated writing programs in jails, prison, juvenile facilities, and drug treatment centers.


From trauma to self-destructive behaviour, and beyond, MacEnulty uses the literary to navigate territories of suffering in her quest towards self-awareness. Hers is a journey pervaded by ‘dark clouds’ and ‘gloom’…while her writing seeks to articulate the chaos of life as she works towards accepting its flaws.

— Kate Burton “Shaping Personality Through Suffering”
in What Happened: Re-presenting Traumas, Uncovering Recoveries

Published Author

Writing & Recovery (2021)

The Hummingbird Kiss: My Life as an Addict in the 1970s (2021)

The Lullabye Motel (coming fall of 2021)

Howl, 2016!: Poems, Rants, and Essays about the Election (2017)

The Pink House, a novel (2016)

Wait Until Tomorrow: A Daughter's Memoir (2011, Pat MacEnulty)

Free At Last: 7 Spiritual Tools to Overcoming Addictions


Winner - Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest

Winner - 2 Florida Screenwriting Competitions

Finalist - Screencraft Screenplay Competition 

Finalist - Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Finalist - Creative World Awards & Big Break Pilot Competition


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