Sylvia Sukop

Summer Writers Institute Faculty: Personal Narrative
MFA, Washington University in St. Louis
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    Sylvia Sukop, a literary and visual artist, writes and teaches creative nonfiction (CNF) in St. Louis, her new hometown after Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. A finalist for AWP’s 2018 Kurt Brown Prize for Nonfiction, she has published in Waxwing (nominee, 2018 Pushcart Prize), The Southeast Review (finalist, 2017 Narrative Nonfiction Contest), LitHub, December, Creative Nonfiction, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Huffington Post, Flaunt, and the photography journal Exposure, along with several anthologies including a forthcoming LGBTQ collection from Belt Publishing. She has received fellowships from PEN Emerging Voices, Lambda Literary Emerging Writers, and NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, as well as a Fulbright to Germany. She has a graduate art degree from New York University and completed the creative writing MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis in 2016. She is energized by helping writers discover their voice and the thrilling possibilities of the CNF genre.