Ellen Woods

About

ellenwoodsEllen Woods is a writer and retired social worker. Her book Warriors in Transition: A Memoir in Twenty-Eight Stories was published by Word Project Press in 2014. Thirteen of the stories in Warriors in Transition have appeared in literary journals and she has received prizes in numerous writing competitions. In 2016 she began studying poetry at the SF Writing Salon, publishing her poems in 2018.  She is currently working on a chapbook.

Awards/Readings: 2011 – March, Women on Writing, Skyline College, Public Reading, San Bruno, CA; June, San Mateo County Fair, Literary Stage, Public Reading, San Mateo, CA

2012 – March, Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards Reading, Humor, San Francisco, CA; July, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, Awards Reading, Mendocino, CA

2013 – March, Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards Reading, Humor, San Francisco, CA; March, Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards Reading, Nonfiction, San Francisco, CA; June, Inquiring Mind Reading, Diesel Books, Oakland, CA

2014 – March, Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards Reading, Religious Essay, San Francisco, CA; March, Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards Reading, Creative Nonfiction, San Francisco, CA; August, Bay Area Generations,  Reading, Berkeley, CA; September, Bay Area Generations, Reading, San Francisco, CA; November, Tuolumne County Arts Alliance, Book Launch, Sonora, CA; November, Oakland Center for Spiritual Living, Book Launch, Oakland, CA; December, Bay Area Generations, Reading, San Francisco, CA.

2015 – January, Bay Area Generations, Reading, San Francisco, CA; March, Bay Area Generations, Reading, San Francisco, CA

2016 – June, Bay Area Generations, Reading, Berkeley, CA.

2018 – January, Bay Area Generations, Reading, San Francisco, CA

2019 – May, selected as Judge/Sponsor for Prose Poem Category, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.

Published Work: 2012 – A Green Bough in My Heart, Skive Magazine, Spring/Fall 2012 edition; Warriors in Transition, Noyo River Review, Summer 2012 edition; Pick and Pull, Looseleaf Tea, Fall 2012 edition

2013Transforming, Inquiring Mind, Spring 2013; Tumbleweed, Halfway Down the Stairs, June 2013; The Green Dragon (retitled The Girls With the Flower Tattoos), The Bygone Bureau, July 2013; Intuitively Speaking, Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine, Fall 2013; Wild Turkeys Rising and Gateway, Skive Magazine, Fall 2013; Miss Pretty, Write to Woof Anthology, Grey Wolfe Publishing, Winter 2013; Ruby’s Grace and Ruby Revisited (previously titled Blood Sisters), About Place Journal, 1963-2013: A Civil Right’s Retrospective, Winter 2013.

2014  Got Your Back, Moon Magazine, May 2014; Warriors in Transition: A Memoir in Twenty-Eight Stories, October 2014.

2018 – Monterey Aquarium, In Laymen’s Terms, May 2018; Neither Here Nor There, Street Spirit, June 2018; Seeds of Doubt, Marin Poetry Center 2018 Anthology.

2019 – Taking Charge, Moon Magazine, May 2019; Agency, Beautiful Cadaver, August 2019; Places I’ve Never Been, The Benzine, November 2019; Distracted, Pudding Magazine #68, December 2019.

2020 – Eight Reasons George Floyd is Dead, Persimmon Tree Magazine, Fall 2020.