B.F. Day Elementary School
Katy E. Ellis grew up in Renton, Washington and is the author of two chapbooks, “Urban Animal Expeditions” and “Gravity,” which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She studied writing at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada and at Western Washington University. Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Grain, and Fiddlehead. Her fiction has appeared in Burnside Review and won Third Place in the Glimmer Train super-short fiction contest. She has been awarded grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and Artist Trust/Centrum. Katy co-curates WordsWest Literary series, a monthly literary event in West Seattle, where she lives with her husband and daughter.