Gina Troisi is the author of the memoir, The Angle of Flickering Light (Vine Leaves Press, 2021), which was a finalist for the 2022 Maine Literary Awards. The Angle of Flickering Light won first place for the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award for Memoir, received a Silver Medal for the 2022 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), a Silver Medal for the 2021 Reader’s Favorite Book Award, and has placed in several other contests, including but not limited to the 2021 New England Book Festival Award for Non-fiction, the 2021 Paris Book Festival Award for Memoir, and the 2021 Southern California Book Festival Award for Memoir.

Gina received an MFA in creative nonfiction from The University of Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program in 2009. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2020. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Fourth Genre, The Gettysburg Review, Fugue, Under the Sun, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, and elsewhere. Her works have placed as finalists and semi-finalists in several contests, including the 2022 Margarita Donnelly Prize for Prose Writing, the 2020 Iron Horse Literary Review Trifecta Award in Fiction, the 2020 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, the 2018 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction, the 2018 Autumn House Press Full-Length Contest, the 2015 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award, the 2012 Iowa Review Award in Creative Nonfiction, the 2012 Bellevue Literary Review Nonfiction Prize, Bellingham Review’s 2012 Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, and others. She received an Honorable Mention for American Literary Review’s Creative Nonfiction Contest, 2018, and for Gulf Coast’s 2012 Nonfiction Prize. She was selected as Writer-in-Residence 2012 at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Gina teaches writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and is a mentor in the Masters of Fine Arts Creative & Professional Writing Program at Western Connecticut State University. She also offers academic tutoring as well as one-on-one coaching for creative writers.


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