Photo done by Spiro Loukopoulos on 35 mm color film


Charlotte "Gasp" Gasparetti Ribar is a writer & creator for young adults and anyone who's figuring out what it means to grow up.


    Currently dwelling in Chicago, she's originally from Oakland, California. She received her degree in 2016 from Columbia College Chicago in Fiction Writing with a minor Management, all while keeping up with freelance graphic design and concert photography in her free time.

    Growing up with a poet for a grandfather, Gasparetti Ribar knew from the beginning she wanted to be involved with storytelling. From there she has developed a strong sense of voice and a distinct style that carries over various mediums and lengths. Her work has been described as lyrical, funny, haunting, and engaging.

    Gasparetti Ribar has been published in Columbia College of Chicago’s annual writing journal, Hair Trigger. Her piece “In the Bones” (Hair Trigger 37) received first place for essays from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and  the short story "The Exchange" has been featured in The Lab Review. She’s currently working on her first novel for young adults.

    Besides being a writer, she is a silk screener and designer, a musician for herself, a feminist, an architecture enthusiast, a live music photographer, and a t-shirt cutter.

    She specializes in Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Essays.

Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
— Jack London