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Cameron Dezen Hammon is the author of This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession (Lookout Books), the Nonfiction Discovery Prize Winner for the 2019 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards. This Is My Body earned a Bronze Medal in Creative Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2020, and was a finalist for the Foreward INDIE Book of the Year Award in Autobiography and Memoir. Kirkus called This Is My Body “a generous and unflinchingly brave memoir about faith, feminism, and freedom.” Cameron’s nonfiction has appeared in The Kiss anthology (W.W. Norton), Vogue, Guernica, Ecotone, and elsewhere; and her essay “Infirmary Music” was named a notable in The Best American Essays 2017. She earned her MFA from Seattle Pacific University and has taught creative writing at Rice University, where she is a lecturer, as well as workshops at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Duke Divinity, Writers in the Schools Houston, Inprint Houston, and Hugo House. She is at work on a nonfiction book about women and witchcraft.
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts presents readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors to its pages. The monthly Gulf Coast Reading Series supports the journal’s mission to spotlight the work of both esteemed and emerging writers with voices as diverse as the Gulf itself.