Biography: Raquel Dionísio Abrantes is a writer from Portugal. She has a Bachelor's Degree and a Master’s Degree in Cinema from Universidade da Beira Interior. Raquel gave a Master Class in Writing of Scripts about Narrative Structure. Her writing has appeared on Write or Die Tribe, Better Than Starbucks, The Pangolin Review, New Hand Lab, Fleas on the Dog and The Fictional Café. She writes for Read Poetry. More about her work can be found on Instagram, @woodland.poem.
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