Keisha-Gaye Anderson is Jamaican-born a poet, creative writer, and screenwriter. She is the author of Gathering the Waters, a collection of poetry (Jamii Publishing, 2014).
In 2013, she was selected to participate in the Callaloo Creative Writing workshop for fiction, held at Brown University, where she was also chosen to be one of the program’s featured readers. In 2010, she was named a fellow by the North Country Institute for Writers of Color, and was also short listed for the Small Axe literary competition.
Keisha’s writing has appeared in a number of collections, anthologies, and literary magazines, including Renaissance Noire, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Small Axe Salon, Streetnotes: Cross Cultural Poetics, African Voices Magazine, Mosaic Literary Magazine, Captured by the City: Perspectives on Urban Culture, Poems on the Road to Peace: A Collective Tribute to Dr. King, Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues: Young African Americans on Love, Relationships, Sex, and the Search for Mr. Right, the Mom Egg, Caribbean in Transit Arts Journal, Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon blog, and Bet on Black: African American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barak Obama. Keisha is also a founding poet with Poets for Ayiti. Proceeds from their 2010 chapbook, For the Crowns of Your Heads, helped to rebuild Bibliotheque du Soleil, a library razed during the earthquake in Haiti.
Her journalistic work includes news and documentary production for CBS, PBS, and Japanese television (NHK, Nippon, and others), as well as feature articles for magazines like Psychology Today, Black Enterprise, Honey, and Teen People. As a screenwriter, Keisha has written for Hallmark cable channel news programming, as well as for an independently produced sitcom, “The Married Bachelor.” She is longstanding member of the Harlem Arts Alliance Screenwriting Workshop, lead by award-winning screenwriters Jamal Joseph, Eddie Pomerantz, and Zach Sklar.
Keisha graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and College of Arts and Science. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The City College, CUNY. For the past ten years, Keisha has worked as a higher education communications and marketing manager. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.
Learn more about Keisha at www.keishagaye.com.
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