Chavisa Woods

Special guest

Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction: Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country (short fiction, 224 pages, Seven Stories Press, an imprint of Penguin/Random House, 2017); The Albino Album, (novel, 550 pages Seven Stories Press, an imprint of 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 y Autonomedia Press /Unbearables imprint, 2013.

Her most recent book, 100 Times (A Memoir of Sexism) will be release by Seven Stories Press June 25th, 2019.

Woods is a MacDowell Fellow and was the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award, 2018, the Kathy Acker Award in writing, the Cobalt Prize for fiction, was a three time Lambda Literary Award finalist for fiction, and was the recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation award for emerging authors.

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

Woods has appeared as a featured author at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum of American Art, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, Elliot Bay, Bluestockings Bookstore, and St. Mark’s Poetry Project.

Woods has presented lectures and conducted 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 House, and the New School.

Chavisa Woods has been a guest on 1 episode.