Terri Shrum Stoor, winner of the 2011 William Faulkner-William Wisdom gold medal for the short story, is a founding member of New Orleans’ Peauxdunque Writers Alliance.
Her work has appeared in New Orleans by New Orleans, a book of essays about the Crescent City, Quarterly West, and the St. Petersburg Times. Terri’s essay, “Bird Dog,” won the 2012 Writers@Work essay competition. Terri also placed an essay on the ‘notable entries’ list for finalists in the Tiny Lights 2012 Essay Contest. A finalist in the fiction category of the 2012 SLS Unified Literary Contest, she was a finalist for the essay in the 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom awards and a short-listed finalist for their short story competition in 2010.
In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Terri served on the faculty of the Words and Music Conference, and was selected to present short fiction each year. In 2011, she was selected to attend the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers
A former actor and comedian, she lives in New Orleans’ Bayou St. John neighborhood where she is working on a collection of short stories, a novel, and learning to make origami out of empty Splenda packets.