Chavisa Woods

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Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction: Things To Do When You're Goth in the Countr(short fiction, 224 pages, Seven Stories Press, distributed by Penguin/Random House, 2017); The Albino Album, (novel, 550 pages Seven Stories Press, distributed by Penguin/Random House, 2013) ; and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (full-length fiction, 200 pages) Fly by Night Press, 2009/Second Edition, Autonomedia Press /Unbearables imprint, 2013.

Her most recent book, 100 Times (A Memoir of Sexism) was release by Seven Stories Press in June of 2019.

Chavisa Woods is a MacDowell Fellow and was the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Kathy Acker Award in Writing, the Cobalt Prize for Fiction, was a three time Lambda Literary Award finalist for fiction, and in 2009 she received the Jerome Foundation Award for emerging authors.

Her work has received praise from the New York Times, The LA Times, Publisher’s Weekly, The Stranger, The Seattle Review of Books, Booklist, Lambda Literary Review, Lit Hub, Electric Lit, The Feminist Review, The Rumpus, and many other media outlets. She has appeared on The Young Turks, NPR’s 1A in conversation with Jean Carol hosted by Joshua Johnson, Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang, NPR Saint Louis, Season of the Bitch, The Ellectorette, and many other shows.

Woods has presented lectures and conducted and workshops  on short fiction and poetry at a number of academic institutions, including: New York University (NYU), Mount Holyoke College, Penn State, Sarah Lawrence College, Bard College, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Tech, Hugo  and the New School. She currently leads select writing workshops throughout the year through Hugo House and Catapult.

Her writing has appeared in such publications as Tin House, LitHub, Electric Lit, Full Stop, The Brooklyn Rail, The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly,  Cleaver Magazine, Jadaliyya, Tribes Magazine, and other publications.

She has appeared as a featured author and performer at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Mid- Manhattan Public Library at 42nd Street, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, Elliot Bay, Bluestockings Bookstore, and St. Mark’s Poetry Project. She was also an active member of Butch Morris’ Chorus of poets for ten years.






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