feminism, race, transnationalism

2021 Creative Writing Award Recipient

The Creative Writing Advisory Board (CWAB) is essential to reviewing submissions from the annual Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award and ultimately, choosing its winners. This year, the CWAB chose Gwendolyn Maya Wallace as the winner of the award.

Gwendolyn Maya Wallace’s winning piece, “To Forage,” was published in Volume 20, Issue 2.

Gwendolyn Maya Wallace was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, and recently graduated with a degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale University. She currently works as a fellow at the International Museum of African-American History in Charleston, South Carolina. Along with her creative nonfiction, she is also the author of two forthcoming picture books. Her art practices and research are based in Black feminisms, community archiving, and ecomemory work. She can usually be found gardening, exploring used bookstores, or listening to the radical impulses of young children.

Learn more about Gwendolyn Maya Wallace here.