Wendy Gaudin

Emerging Writers’ Residencies Artistic
Type of work
Literary Artist

Wendy Gaudin is an essayist, a beadworker, a poet, an American historian, and the proud descendant of Louisiana Creoles who migrated to California. Her nonfiction writing delves into the themes of race and belonging, skin color and ancestry, colonialism and family narratives, migration, sexuality, oral history, and hybridity. While in residence, Gaudin will be working on her original manuscript, “Creole: A Brief History of Louisiana People,” which is under contract with LSU Press. She will also supplement her writing with beadwork, which is connected with Creole culture and history. Photo by Bart Everson.