About Kit-Bacon Gressitt
Represented by Amanda Annis
Trident Media Group
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spawned by a Baptist creationist and a liberal social worker, I inherited the requisite sense of humor to survive family dinner-table debates and the imagination to avoid them. As a result, I’m a feminist writer, I support unrestricted access to affordable abortion and other reproductive health services, and I’m an LGBTQ rights advocate. I also birthed a child of color, who’s taught me a lot about white privilege and intersectionality. She’s smart.
I recently wrote my way through an MFA, resulting in a narrative nonfiction manuscript with the working title, In Search of Ada: Family Myth, Feminism, and Dreams of Our Past. And, I’ve taught Women’s Studies at California State University San Marcos.
More recently—just after November 8, 2016, to be exact—I gathered with some writerly friends to launch Writers Resist. We publish creative expressions of resistance by diverse writers and artists dedicated to challenging all things that diminish our nation’s quest for equality, freedom, justice and a healthy planet for all—while having a bit of fun.
I’m also writing a series of essays inspired by my MFA research travels. The first can be read at The Missing Slate. And, I teach creative writing workshops. Poets & Writers awarded me two grants in 2016-17 to help fund public workshops at the Fallbrook Branch of the San Diego County Library, in collaboration with Friends of the Fallbrook Library.
As a former Sunday political columnist at the San Diego North County Times, I won awards, a Pulitzer Prize submission, a fan club, and death threats from irate readers. The sales department loved me. More recently, I wrote book reviews for the paper, until the U-T gobbled it up.
On the more literary side, I was once a second place winner of the Chiron Review annual poetry contest; with some friends, we created, nurtured and killed off The Bridge, a community-based literary journal; my narrative nonfiction has been published by The Missing Slate, Trivia: Voices of Feminism and the Ms. Magazine blog among others; the San Diego Poetry Annual has published some of my late-night poetry; and I was a 2016 national finalist for the Kentucky Writers Fellowship.
My thanks to San Diego Uptown News, Gay San Diego, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, San Diego Free Press, Ocean Beach Rag and iVory Towerz for publishing my essays, commentary, political fiction, profiles and reviews over the years.
Today, the pocket gophers and hummingbirds keep me company while I write—yippee!