Paige Eve Chant earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Washington. Upon graduating, she was awarded the 2010-2011 Milton Postgraduate Fellowship with Image Journal. Her work has appeared in Bearings Online, Seattle Review, Flint Hills Review, Tea Party Magazine (an arts & culture magazine), and Santa Clara Review.
During her time at the University of Washington, she was awarded the Kameros Prize (2010) and the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction (2010). In 2009, she was a finalist for the Glimmer Train “Family Matters” short story competition. She has given readings of her work at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, and Hugo House, a literary arts organization in Seattle, Wa.
In 2012, Paige earned her certification as a teaching artist for older adults, specializing in creative writing, through the National Center for Creative Aging. She has taught creative writing classes for all ages at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, the Robinson Center for Young Scholars, the Arts Council of Princeton, and the Tompkins County Public Library.
She has attended the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. In November of 2015, she completed a two-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
A native of California, Paige grew up in a Sacramento suburb with parking lots, strip malls, and look-alike houses as far as the eye could see. She has lived in cities big and small in the Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, the East Coast, and Europe. But home still feels like home every time.