Gessy Alvarez

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Latinx Writer/Cultural Omnivore. Publisher @DiggingPress, LLC, EIC at Digging Through The Fat, and curator of the Digging Through Reading Series in the Red Room at KGB Bar, NYC.

Gessy Alvarez is the editor-in-chief of the literary and arts journal, Digging Through The Fat. She is the publisher and series editor of the Digging Press Chapbook Series. She is also the curator and host of Digging Through, a monthly reading series at the Red Room (KGB Bar), NYC. She’s written stories, poems, and essays about the middle of things. Her writing has appeared in Feminine Collective, Hobart, Asteri(x), Lunch Ticket, Volume One Brooklyn, and other publications. Occasionally, she shares her love of art and culture as well as some of her offbeat observations on her podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez.

Publications & Prizes

Journals: ,
Bartleby Snopes
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Connotation Press
Literary Orphans
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Vol. 1 Brooklyn
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She earned her MFA from Columbia University and is the recipient of 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. She is an alum of the Voices at VONA Workshop and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Clarice Lispector, Marlon James, Lynne Tillman, Angie Cruz, Sophie Calle
What I'm reading now: 
The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx
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Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Dec 15, 2019