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Ellen Placey Wadey
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Ellen Placey Wadey

Literature, Professional Writing

Ellen Placey Wadey is the executive director of the Guild Complex, a community-based literary organization that presents and supports diverse, divergent and emerging voices. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College (cum laude), a Master of Arts in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She was awarded the Scott Turow Fiction Prize in 2001, received two Ragdale Foundation residencies, attended the Centrum Writers Conference by invitation of the writer Michelle Cliff, and studied with acclaimed writers Antonya Nelson and Michael Martone at the Postgraduate Writers Conference. She is co-host of Prosody, a weekly radio show featuring the work of poets and writers, broadcast on WYEP FM, a national public radio affiliate in Pittsburgh, and has served on numerous panels including judging competitions for Chicago Public Radio’s Stories on Stage, the Third Coast Festival’s new artists submissions, and the Ragdale Foundation artist residency program's fiction and creative nonfiction submissions. She also served as consultant to the Ragdale Foundation to help them reach out to more Chicago artists and artists of color. She has taught composition, fiction writing, literature and reviewing the arts courses.

Office Location: English Department, suite 527, 5th floor, 33 E. Congress

Office Phone: 312-369-8125

FAX: 312-369-8001

Email: ellenw@guildcomplex.org

Mailing Address:
Ellen Placey Wadey
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605