Recent resident Abby Waters is a writer and educator from Christiansburg, VA. Her craft melds a hybrid form—a blurry realm of “close-to-self” writing that doesn’t take on fiction or non-fiction as its sole aim. Abby spent her time at Azule working on a collection of short stories set in a public school with magical and fabulist elements, alongside a long-form essay addressing the emptiness and female pain.

In our conversation, Abby delves into her sources of inspiration and reminds artists to take their time developing their art.