Ames Hawkins

Ames Hawkins (they/them) is a transgenre writer and author of the award-winning work of literary nonfiction, These are Love(d) Letters. Named as one of the Chicago Guild Literary Complex’s 30 Writer to Watch, their work appears in many edited volumes, and they have published across a range of scholarly and literary publications such as Pre/Text, Constellations, Palaver Journal, enculturation, Slag Glass City, The Feminist WireThe Rumpus, and Water~Stone Review. Hawkins has been an invited curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and has exhibited work at the University of Buffalo. A Professor of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, they co-hosted and co-produced the podcast Masters of Text (