Gessy Alvarez

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Website: 
diggingthroughthefat.com/

Author's Bio

Gessy Alvarez earned her MFA from Columbia University and taught fiction in the New York City public school system and at Columbia University Medical Center. She is an alum of the Voices at VONA Workshop and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Her short stories have appeared in Black Heart Magazine, The NewerYork, Bartleby Snopes, Camroc Press Review, Thrice Fiction, Pure Slush, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Lost In Thought, Letras Caseras, and Pank. She features interviews with writers and poets at her blog, Digging Through the Fat: ripping out the heart, and is at work on a collection of short prose.

Publications and Prizes

Journal

Bartleby Snopes
Camroc Press Review
Connotation Press
Black Heart Magazine
Pank
Thrice Fiction
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Literary Orphans
theNewerYork
Prizes: 
She's received scholarships from Columbia University, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, as well as, artist residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts, where she was a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow.

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Hispanic
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
New York, NY

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Listing last updated: March 13, 2014.

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