MFA in Writing & Publishing (Residential)

Tavia Gilbert / Visiting Faculty /Performance & Audiobooks

Winner of the 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award, Tavia Gilbert is a producer, writer, and acclaimed narrator of more than 500 full-cast and multi-voice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry. 

She is a nine-time Audie nominee, three-time nominee and one-time winner of Voice Arts Awards, and the recipient of seventeen Earphones Awards, a ListenUp Award, and three Parent’s Choice Awards. She is a trusted and sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, non-fiction, and genre fiction. Audible named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal has written of this highly-acclaimed actress that she is "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice."

Tavia earned a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts, studied audio documentary storytelling at the Salt Institute, and holds an MFA in Creative Non-fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the co-founder of Animal Mineral Press, which publishes fiction and non-fiction that intends to manifest social justice and the founder of Juniper Street Photography. She is a popular guest lecturer on writing and performance at the college level.