Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Paullette Gaudet is a licensed barber living in Seattle. Her short story, “Celebrity Sperm Bank,” a finalist in The Ledge Magazine’s 2009 fiction contest, was published in their Summer 2011 issue No. 33. More of her fiction appears or is forthcoming in Issues 5 & 6 of Storylandia: The Wapshott Journal of Fiction, and Issue #9 of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. Her lyric essay, “Academic Barbie,” will soon appear in Intellectual Refuge. Her short story, “Break-Up Sex,” is available at Clean Sheets Magazine. She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 2009.

Paulette’s 2011 GAP enabled her to significantly reduce her shifts at her income-generating job in order to devote more time to writing. She is working on Biloxi Suite Trapeze, set in pre-Katrina Mississippi, which is a novel about a troupe of Eastern-European acrobats performing at a beachfront casino hotel. The GAP also allowed Paullette to register for a 12-week Introuction to Aerial class at Seattle’s School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts circus school in order to conduct further sensory research.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.