Vivian Gibson was raised on Bernard Street in Mill Creek Valley, and has lived in New York City and Liberia. She started writing short stories about her childhood memories after retiring at age sixty-six. Her work has been produced as part of "50in50: Writing Women Into Existence," at the Billie Holliday Theater in Brooklyn, and published in The St. Louis Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2019). The winner of the 2020 Missouri Humanities Literary Achievement Award, she lives in St. Louis.
How I Found Belt
My introduction to Belt began with a short three-paragraph email from Anne Trubek that started with:
“I am the publisher of Belt Publishing, and we will be publishing the St. Louis Anthology for which you submitted a contribution. Ryan Schluesser, the editor, shared with me one of your submissions, which I have just read. I loved it."
By Vivian Gibson: