Chicago native, MAGGIE GAWLIK (ANDERSEN) is a founding Ensemble Member of The Gift Theatre and the director of giftLIT. and the Co-Director of New Play Development. She is honored to be curating both The Staged Reading Series and the bi-monthly Salon at the Gale Street Inn. Maggie holds an MFA (Creative Writing) from Western Michigan University and a PhD (English) from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she currently teaches Creative Writing and Literature.
Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in journals such as CutBank, Grain, Glimmer Train, the New Delta Review, the Southern California Review, and the South Loop Review, among others. She lives happily in Ravenswood with her husband – fellow Ensemble Member, John Patrick Gawlik.