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Ashley Williams

Ashley Lee Williams is a great admirer. Gratefulness is her greatest delight. Her non-fiction book, A Course in Gratitude, was published Thanksgiving 2015 ( Her fiction work has appeared in Callaloo, The Amistad and DrumVoices Revue, among other publications. She is a two-time recipient of the Margaret Walker Prize for Fiction, and was awarded the G.O.G Unpublished Writer's Award. She was a 2009 Finalist for the Hurston-Wright College Writers' Award. She is a graduate of the Hurston-Wright Writers Workshop, Voices of Our Nation Writing Workshop and the Callalloo Creative Writing Workshop. She has performed readings of her work at American University, Brown University and the University of the District of Columbia. Her novel, Some Grace, is under exclusive review. She is the Director of Climate and Culture at an elementary/middle grades school in her beloved hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.


Discussion Points

  • Turning images into stories
  • Writing about trans-formative experiences
  • Creating a writing process that works for you
  • Including diverse literature in the school curriculum 

Length 39m 54s