Award-winning Writer

A practicing Buddhist for over thirty years, Hollis Giammatteo has sought experiences that would challenge her practice, from teaching a method of writing to working with the elderly. She co-founded, managed, and wrote plays for The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, PA and for Rhode Island Feminist Theater. Hollis has published in a variety of magazines: Prairie Schooner, The North American Review, Ms., Calyx, Vogue, and Women’s Sports and Fitness, among others. She has also been granted an National Endowment for the Arts award, selected for a residency at the Cottages at Hedgebrook, and received a PEN/Jerard Award, honoring “a distinguished nonfiction work-in-progress for an emerging woman writer,” for her work  On the Line: Memoir of a Peace Walk

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As seen in...

  • American Poetry Review
  • Salmagundi
  • Prairie Schooner
  • The North American Review
  • Ms
  • Calyx
  • Vogue
  • Women's Sports and Fitness


  • National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship
  • Hedgebrook residency
  • PEN/Jerard Award (for "On the Line: Memoir of a Peace Walk)

Previously published in excerpted form

On the Line: Memoir of a Peace Walk.