Audrey T. Williams
Audrey grew up on the North Carolina coast and is now living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts and works full-time as a Copy Supervisor for a healthcare advertising agency.
Audrey centers her creative work at the intersection of:
Story craft, spiritual practice and self-care, honoring of ancestors, Black feminist research scholarship, as well as liberation and rematriation mindfulness.
A true Virgo, Audrey is grateful to be of service to her communities and actively works to bridge emerging writers to professional development and publication opportunities.
Audrey’s first poetry chapbook, Where I Dream, is available from Alley Cat Bookstore in the Mission District of San Francisco. Learn more: OfChutneyandChitlins.com
Jasmine H. Wade
Jasmine H. Wade is a storyteller, curriculum writer, and PhD student of Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her writing and research explore the seemingly endless potential of the speculative. Her short stories have appeared in Drunken Boat, TAYO Literary Magazine, Lunch Ticket, The Copperfield Review and others. Her work is also included or forthcoming in the anthologies Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue, Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Volume 2, andLittle Letters on the Skin. She is an alumna of VONA/Voices and Mills College’s MFA program. She won the 2016 Edward P. Jones Short Story Contest and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers and the Tu Books New Visions Award. When she’s not writing, she’s usually buying or reading more used books than she has space. Learn more: http://www.jasminehwade.com