Elizabeth Word Gutting is the assistant director of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. Prior to joining the Cheuse Center, she was a lecturer and the program coordinator for the creative writing program at Boise State University. She served as the program director of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation from 2014-2017. She received her MFA in fiction from George Mason University and her BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Kenyon College. Gutting was a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea, where she served as an English Teaching Assistant on the island of Jeju. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Review, Humanities Magazine, Juked, The Rumpus, and The Millions, among others. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.