Ella Embry

Ella Embry

I'm an Atlanta-based, Mississippi writer with a passionate ambition to tell great stories. The themes I like to explore in my work include how we can be our own worst nightmare brought to life, how relationships can give us wings only to take us too close to the sun, and how society twists the knife in our souls. My pieces tend to be very personal and empathetic in nature - I like to pull from arguments I...
I'm an Atlanta-based, Mississippi writer with a passionate ambition to tell great stories. The themes I like to explore in my work include how we can be our own worst nightmare brought to life, how relationships can give us wings only to take us too close to the sun, and how society twists the knife in our souls. My pieces tend to be very personal and empathetic in nature - I like to pull from arguments I've had with loved ones and the arguments I have with myself in the bath after dwelling on something for too long. I also strive to have an authentic voice in all of my work specifically in creating believable dialogue. I also have a strange tendency to have a Southern Gothic flair to my work, but I think that comes from my love for Tennessee Williams and all the years I lived in Mississippi.

Currently, I have two published pieces with Product Literary Magazine (Picture Perfect and The Porter's Choice) and am working towards more pieces I hope to share with you soon!

Recommended by Ella Embry

  • White Savior Fantasy
    22 Nov. 2018
    Topical and unafraid to approach difficult subjects directly, Isabella's play is provocative and engaging as it weaves through everyday relationships and tensions that we are all familiar with.
  • An Everyday Play
    20 Nov. 2018
    Isabella's play reads at times like a stream of consciousness and gives a wonderful insight into her own mind as well as the curious intensity she's given the Spanish language, aardvarks, and taxidermy.
  • Can You Tell Me How to Get, How to Get to Methamphetamine Street
    19 Nov. 2018
    A grim look into the less glitzy side of Big Bird's life, Isabella's 10-minute piece provides a provocative look into what the famous avian's family and post-career opportunities are.