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Wandeka Gayle


Wandeka Gayle is a Jamaican writer, visual artist, pianist, and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Spelman College and was formerly the Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction at Southern Utah University from 2018-2019. She has received writing fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction, Callaloo, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and The Watering Hole. She has a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Her collection of short stories, Motherland and Other Stories, was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2020. Other writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Transition, Interviewing the Caribbean and other journals and magazines. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 


Her art has been featured on Smile Jamaica, It's Morning Time (TVJ), in Focus Magazine, Da Vibe Magazine, and the Southwestern Review. 

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