DC-based, “Tex-pat” writer Elizabeth Bruce’s novel, And Silent Left the Place, won WWPH’s Fiction Prize (distinctions: ForeWord Magazine/Texas Institute of Letters). Her collection, “Universally Adored and Other One Dollar Stories,” is forthcoming from Vine Leaves Press. She’s published fiction in the USA and ten other countries, and studied with Richard Bausch, John McNally, the late Lee K. Abbott, Janet Peery, and Liam Callanan. She’s received fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation; her new initiative, “Creativists in Dialogue: A Podcast Embracing the Creative Life,” launches at creativists.substack.com. For more info, visit elizabethbrucedc.com.