Meet a Grubbie: Shawnna Thomas
GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet our first ever Emerging Writer Fellowship recipient Shawnna Thomas. The Fellowship aims to develop new, exciting voices by providing one writer per year tuition-free access to Grub classes and the Muse conference. Shawnna was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. degree in English and African American Studies from Yale University in 2015. She is a recipient of the Elmore A. Willetts Prize for Fiction and the Second Place Wallace Prize for Fiction. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories.
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What is the toughest criticism to give or receive on writing?
When do you feel most like a writer?
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A huge congratulations to Shawnna!
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