Rachael Uwada Clifford
DATE + TIME
November 3, 2019
CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room
711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA
Rachael Uwada Clifford is a writer and poet living in Baltimore. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, she was born in Tennessee and grew up in Georgia and New Mexico. She received her MFA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, where she also taught creative writing. She was selected as a Best New Poet of 2019 and won first place in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. She has received awards and fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, Kimbilio, The Mastheads, Ox-Bow School of Art, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her fiction and poetry are forthcoming in Glimmer Train and Best New Poets 2019.