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Sarah Shotland is the author of Junkette (White Gorilla Press 2014).  She is a novelist and playwright whose work has been performed in New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Chicago and Florida; and internationally in Chongqing, PRC and Madrid, Spain.  Her most recent play, Cereus Moonlight, was commissioned by miR Theater.  After opening on the Space Coast of Florida, it played at the 25th annual Rhino Fest in Chicago.  Sarah is a 2018 Equal Justice Resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute and the winner of the Proximity Personal Essay Prize, judged by Paul Lisicky. 

She is the co-founder and Program Coordinator of Words Without Walls, which brings creative writing classes to jails, prisons and rehabilitation centers in Pittsburgh, PA.  She is co-editor of the literary anthology Words without Walls: Writers on Addiction, Violence & Incarceration with Sheryl St. Germain, published by Trinity University Press in spring of 2015.

She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chatham University.  


Claire Cunningham, the subject of Junkette, is here on facebook.

Read more about Junkette from the publisher, White Gorilla Press.

Read more about Words without Walls: Writers on Addiction, Violence & Incarceration  from the publisher, Trinity University Press.