Photo by Christina Cannon Boteler. Used with permission.
Photo by Christina Cannon Boteler. Used with permission.

A seventh generation Mississippian, Gerry Wilson grew up in the red clay hills of the north. Her debut short fiction collection, Crosscurrents and Other Stories (Press 53, 2015), was nominated for a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Fiction Award in 2016. Her short story, “Mating,” won the 2014 Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Story. Her short fiction has been published in numerous journals.

Sample her nonfiction on the Blog and find linksto some of her publications here.

Conferences / Workshops

Gerry has attended the following writers’ workshops and conferences: Key West Writing Workshops Short Fiction, Claire Messud, 2020; Mississippi Book Festival Short Story panelist, August 2016; The Lighthouse Lit Fest Long Narrative Workshop, Andre Dubus, 2015, and Advanced Short Fiction, Antonya Nelson, 2014; Writers in Paradise Novel Workshop, Ann Hood, 2013, and Novel Workshop, Jane Hamilton, 2011; The Writers Institute Miami Dade College Connie May Fowler and Dorothy Allison, Fiction Workshops, 2010; and the University of Nebraska Summer Writers Conference: Ron Hansen, Novel Workshop, 2007.


Gerry has been awarded residencies at the Rivendell Writers’ Colony, Ragdale Foundation, and Hambidge Center for Creative Arts.

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