Talent Guide

Ebony Gilbert

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2017, Project Involve 2017


Ebony Gilbert grew up in Little Haiti, a community that exists in the shadows of a glamorous Miami, FL. Surrounded by drugs, poverty, and violence, her escape was writing. She’s written stories and articles about minority youth including Life’s Scale is Sadly Unbalanced for the Miami Herald and Trayvon Martin: the modern day Emmett Till
for the Miami Times. Her love for words and literature continued as she pursued her B.A. in English from the University of Florida and then her M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Gilbert’s work highlights marginalized communities, gives a voice to the voiceless and captures the experiences of the disenfranchised.