STACY BREWSTER is a fiction writer, poet, and screenwriter, and the author of What We Pick Up: Stories, forthcoming from Buckmxn Press (late 2021). He was awarded the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama for Gargoyles & Dandelions, an original queer noir television series set in late 1940s Los Angeles, currently in development. His fiction and poetry have been featured in Buckmxn Journal, New South, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Gertrude, Callisto, and The Madison Review, among numerous other journals and magazines.
Stacy earned a B.F.A. in film and television production from N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to prior work in television, Stacy has worked in advertising, independent film, politics, and public service. He is currently a writer, copy editor, and content producer with the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
For more than a decade, Stacy has run writing workshops for Write Around Portland, a nonprofit that provides free 10-week workshops for those who would otherwise not have access to writing in community with others due to income, disability, or other barriers.
Stacy has also been a featured speaker, workshop trainer, and event organizer with the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative where he has spoken on the intersection of creative practice, identity, and disability. Stacy uses assistive dictation software to help him write and manage chronic pain and neuropathy in his arms.
Originally from Los Angeles, Stacy lives in Portland with his husband Jon and dog Lucinda in a simple farmhouse built from old-growth Oregon timber, trying not to mind the ghosts in the unfinished basement where he writes with a space heater and small therapy lamp.