Gabriela Denise Frank is the author of CivitaVeritas: An Italian Fellowship Journey, a collection of linked essays and prose poems. The book documents her investigation into the palimpsest of history, architecture and human connection within a unique Italian hill town while on a fellowship sponsored by the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy. An alumna of the Jack Straw Writers Program and Artist Trust’s EDGE Development Program for Literary Artists, Gabriela’s non-fiction and fiction appears in ARCADE, Trim Tab and The Wolf Skin. In 2014, her Pushcart Prize-nominated short story, “Pas de Deux,” was published in Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: New Tales of Madness. Most recently, Gabriela completed A Novel Performance, a month-long live performance residency at Seattle’s Central Library. Supported by a grant from 4Culture, the installation allowed visitors to watch Gabriela write the first draft of a novel in real time. She blogs at www.gabrieladenisefrank.com.