Feb 25, 2022
MacDowell Fellow, Chavisa Woods, is the author of four books, including Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country, and 100 Times, (A Memoir of Sexism). Chavisa was the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Kathy Acker Award in Writing, and Cobalt ‘s Zora Neale Hurston Prize for Fiction. Her work has received praise from the New York Times, The LA Times, Publisher’s Weekly, The Stranger, and many other media outlets. She currently serves as the Executive Director of a nonprofit art and literary organization, A Gathering of the Tribes. Her literary work primarily focuses on the lives of those living in conservative, rural America. She has appeared on The Young Turks, NPR’s 1A in and her work had appeared in Tin House, LitHub, Electric Lit, Full Stop, The Brooklyn Rail, The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly, and many other publications.