Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
B.A., Indiana University, 2004
Fiction and Interview in Art Saves Lives International. Poetry in On the Verge and The Oxford Review. Nonfiction in Gathering Oaks, The Manifest-Station, Equally Wed, [wherever], Medium, Amy Gigi Alexander's Stories of Good. 2015 interview in the Indiana Daily Student (read interview here: http://www.idsnews.com/article/2015/01/trauma-survivor-teaches-writing-class-to-help-others). Shawna is also an editor for survivor site Gathering Oaks (gatheringoaks.com).
Follow Shawna's updates at her website The Honeyed Quill.
- Indiana University Bookstore Scholarship, Indiana University Writer's Conference, 2007
- Booth Tarkington Thesis-Year Fellowship in Fiction, 2006-07
- Neal-Marshall Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing, Indiana University, 2004-05
- Carl Voegelin Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper in Anthropology, 2004
- Palmer-Brandon Prize, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, 2003
- Palmer-Brandon Scholarship, 2001
- Papa John's Scholarship, 2000.
Photo credit: Stephen Phillips