Writer in Durham, North Carolina
Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content, a Durham, North Carolina based, cultural and political on-line magazine. During his seven year tenure as editor, the Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views.
Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members.
He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade.
Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team.
He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.