Sarah Shotland, XXX

Hometown:  Dallas, TX

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Contemporary fiction, socially engaged art, pedagogy of creative writing, prison abolition, devised theater

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BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Shotland is the author of the novel Junkette, and a playwright whose work has been performed nationally and internationally. She is the co-founder and program coordinator of Words Without Walls.

ACHIEVEMENTS 
  • 2018 Equal Justice Resident. Santa Fe Art Institute
  • 2016 Proximity Magazine Personal Essay Prize
  • 2016 Sedona Summer Arts Colony Residency
  • 2015 Eben Demarest Trust Award Nominee
  • 2015 Small Arts Initiative Grantee, Heinz Foundations
  • 2014 Eben Demarest Trust Award Nominee
  • 2014 Carol R. Brown Artistic Achievement Nominee
  • 2014 Flight School Fellowship/PCA+PF
  • 2013 Artist-in-Residence, miR Theater
ORGANIZATIONS
  • AWP
  • National Council of Higher Education in Prisons
PUBLICATIONS
 PRESENTATIONS
  • "Prison Abolition and Cultural Abundance," SFAI 140. Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2018.
  • "The Collaborative MFA" The Future of Creative Writing Symposium. 2019.
  • "The Power of the Maenads." National Association of Poetry Therapy. Minneapolis, MN. 2018.
  • "The Ethics of Writing With and About the Incarcerated." Nonfiction NOW Conference. Pheonix, AZ. 2018.
  • "The Power of the Maenads." National Association of Poetry Therapy. Minneapolis, MN. 2018.
  • "Working With Those Who Have Hurt Others" National Association of Prison Education Conference. Dallas, Texas. 2017.
  • "Creative Writing & Addiction." Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Washington, D.C. 2017.
  • "Writers on Addiction, Incarceration, and Violence." Louisiana Festival of the Book. Baton Rouge, LA. 2017.
  • "Writing Through the Walls," National Association of Higher Education in Prisons Conference. Urbana, IL. 2015.
  • "Many Americas: The Importance of Regional Writing" North American Review Conference. 2015.
  • "Writing in Prison, Prison in Writing." Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Minneapolis, MN. 2015.
  • "The Language of Mass Incarceration" National Symposium on Higher Education in Prison. Urbana, IL. 2013.
  • "Writing the Mask: Gender and Persona in Creative Writing." Hands On Literary Festival. New Orleans, LA. 2013.
  • "Authority and Freedom in the Creative Writing Classroom," Hands On Literary Festival. New Orleans, LA. 2013.
  • "Creating a Cohesive Multi-Genre Creative Writing Course" Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Washington, D.C. 2012.
  • "Minefield: Embracing Creative Play in the Creative Writing Classroom" Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Denver, CO. 2011.