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ztanil.

writer / atltxlv / #zaunitanil

"I write because I exist. there is no separation."

honestly, I really hate bios. just read my shit.

bio: graduated with a bachelor's of science in 2016. credited writer with a background in print and digital style and entertainment journalism. based in las vegas, though frequently in atlanta. debut anthology: 2018. 

 
 

faq.

favorite article ?

Speaking with NBA player, Golden State Warrior Patrick McCaw about the moment his dreams shifted to reality (and what shoes he'd wear in the playoffs).

A cool accomplishment?

Interviewing Grammy award winning artist Zedd, and breaking the story on his 2017 Las Vegas residencies.

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most fun to work with?

Shinning a light on dancer and Drai's production coordinator, Aaron Gillam as he discussed working with DJ Esco, and touring with Future.

most inspiring interview?

Choreographer and movement artist Jon Boogz detailing the steps he took to go from street performing to choreographing a Cirque Du Soleil show, and working with Pharell, Adidas, and Complex.

best feedback/omg moment?

Having Grammy-nominated R&B artist Kehlani reach out to show love for my freshly launched Unxommon Magazine.

 

phase 1

vegas nightlife, luxury fashion
and celebrity interviews

In 2016 I founded a digital publication based in Las Vegas a site for millennial entertainment in Vegas which partnered with various brands such as Life is Beautiful Festival, Zappos, RiSE festival, and more. I spent a year writing for Vegas Seven, a weekly entertainment magazine in Las Vegas where I interviewed some pretty amazing people, got to do some amazing things, and became a stronger writer.

worked with: Life is Beautiful Festival, Commonwealth Las Vegas, Crystals at City Center, Tiffany & Co., Hakkasaan Group, Zappos, Kirvak Communications, Drais Group, SJP Collection by Sarah Jessica Parker, Clicks Shoe Store, Zedd, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Park on Fremont, Lyft, Tumeric Restaurant, Downtown Project, Vegas Seven, Zappos, Wendoh Media, Neche Lounge, Bunkhouse Saloon and more


phase 2

writing poetry, current work

After spending a year writing stories on nightlife in Las Vegas (think lots of clubs, DJs, strobe lights and confetti) I took a step back to focus on my first completed work to be published - a collection of poetry and prose to be released 2018. I don't like to confine myself to a specific genre of writing. I'm not a journalist. I'm not a poet. I'm a writer. And right now I'm buried deep in poetry and prose which is quite lovely. In the meantime I still do the occasional nightlife piece, mixed in with the occasional interview (throw in a few style pieces here and there). If you're looking for good writing, I'm always open to work, and always open to connect. - zt

 
 
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