Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, author of Soft: A Memoir is a recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant, a Beyond the Pure Fellowship and SASE/Jerome Grant. She was a Loft Mentor Series winner in Creative Nonfiction, a Jones’ Playwright Commission Award Winner and was selected for the Givens Black Writers Collaborative.
She’s published poems and essays in various literary journals including New Limestone Review, Aquifer: The Florida Review, Serendipity and Wrath-Bearing Tree, among others. Her work is also featured in the anthologies The Poverty and Education Reader and How Dare We! Write. She is a Program Officer at the Minnesota State Arts Board and teaches creative writing at Concordia University.