Elizabeth Word Gutting

Cindy Seip

Elizabeth Word Gutting is the assistant director of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where Cheuse – known as the “voice of books” on NPR’s All Things Considered – taught fiction in the university’s MFA program for almost 30 years. Prior to joining the Cheuse Center, she was a lecturer and the program coordinator for the creative writing program at Boise State University. She also served as the program director of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation from 2014-2017. Gutting’s writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Baltimore Review, and Humanities.