A playwright, poet, and fiction writer, Elizabeth Gordon was born in Saigon, South Vietnam and grew up in southeast Tennessee. Before committing to full-time writing, she taught English and creative writing at a number of colleges including Providence College, Tusculum College, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Elizabeth received her MFA in creative writing from Brown University and is currently the executive director of the Port City Playwrights' Project. She is married to artist and fellow vegan Tim McDonald and lives in coastal North Carolina with several rescued animal companions. 


Tell Me, The Power of One: Virtual Monologue Showcase, Wilmington, NC
Not Even Blue, Faces of America Monologue Festival, New York, NY
R Is for Rainbow, Wheaton Ten-Minute Play Festival, Wheaton, MD
The Fine Art of Extinction, Ten-Minute Miscellany, Wilmington, NC
Perversity, Articulating the Arts Festival, New York, NY
Angels for the Innocent, Resilience: Three Plays about Women, Wilmington, NC
Bar-B-Q&A, Third Annual Playslam, Cary, NC
Splat! Boston Theatre Marathon, Boston, MA


Finalist, Joy Harjo Prize
Individual Artist Fellowship, Literary Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission
CutThroat New Discovery Award
Pushcart Prize nominee
Grant Recipient, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Writers 
Residency Fellowship, Wildacres Retreat for Writers, Little Switzerland, NC
Residency Fellowship, Anam Cara Retreat, County Cork, Ireland


MFA, Brown University, Creative writing, poetry concentration
BS, East Tennessee State University; English major, history minor


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