Jonterri Gadson

Jonterri Gadson is currently a staff writer on The Kelly Clarkson Show on NBC. She was previously staffed on Bird Girl, a half hour comedy that will air on Adult Swim in 2020. She is also a 2018 American Black Film Festival | Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network Film Fellow for her comedic short, Bliss House,  which premiered at the American Black Film Festival in June 2018. Her original half hour comedy pilot, Blurs, was named the Best Comedy Script at the 2017 New York Television Festival, where she was also awarded development deals with Topic/First Look Media and OneX. She is an alum of the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, the Refinery 29/TBS Riot Comedy Writers Lab, the 2018 New York Stage and Film Filmmakers' Workshop, as well as a 2018 Big Vision Empty Wallet Fellow for the development of TV series.

She wrote for an all-female comedy show called The Box in New York City and she served as a director for several Boogie Manja sketch comedy teams that put up new live shows every month at the People's Improv Theater.

She is the author of the full length poetry collection Blues Triumphant (YesYes Books, 2016) and two chapbooks, Interruptions (MIEL, 2014) and Pepper Girl (YesYes Books, 2012). 

She has been awarded scholarships and fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, University of Virginia's Creative Writing MFA program and the Herbert W. Martin Post-Graduate Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of Dayton in Ohio.

She previously served as the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.





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