Discipline: Literature – fiction

Jessica Shi

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2020

Jessica Shi is finishing a collection of short stories titled Female Muscle: No Experience Necessary. The stories explore migration, lineage, and questions of identity and belonging among first-generation Chinese Americans. At MacDowell, Jessica worked on the first draft of her novel, Fortune Laundry, which follows three generations of a Chinese American family in California during sixty-plus years of Chinese Exclusion.


Garland (formerly Baetz)

Jessica Shi worked in the Garland (formerly Baetz) studio.

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