02. Writing, Identity & Sexuality: A Dialogue with Essayist Courtney Gillette


Courtney Gillette

Our guest today is Brooklyn essayist Courtney Gillette, a classmate of ours from the Lesley University MFA program.  (28:05)

Courtney began publishing her writing several years before pursuing her MFA. Since 2005, she has published essays, short stories, and book reviews in various publications and anthologies, including Spinner, The Huffington Post, After Ellen (MTV’s lesbian pop culture blog), Lambda Literary Review, and Kirkus Reviews. In 2006 she contributed to the Lambda Award-winning anthology The Full Spectrum (Knopf) and the YA anthology Truth And Dare (Running Kids Press 2011). Her essay “You Want A Social Life With Friends” was shortlisted for the PRISM International Nonfiction prize in 2012. And, most recently, her essay, “How to Like Girls” was accepted by The Masters Review.

Courtney’s Website: http://courtneygillette.com/

Follow Courtney on Twitter: @courtneyaj

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