Elizabeth Anderson is the Executive Director of Charis Circle, the non-profit programming arm of Charis Books and More, the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore. Elizabeth manages the programming, fiscal, and daily operations of Charis Circle and is always interested in the ways our communities can more creatively share skills and resources. An in-town Atlanta native, Elizabeth received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Bard College and a M.A. in English from the University of Mississippi. Elizabeth was a 2009 Hambidge Center Fellow and a 2011 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow.
Elizabeth has served on the boards of Vox Youth Communication, the Ole Miss LGBTQ Alumni Association, Georgia Shares, the Decatur Book Festival Programming Committee, and as a judge for the 2012-2015 Lambda Literary Awards. Elizabeth was a 2013 Atlanta Pride Marshall for Charis Circle and a 2014 recipient of HRC Atlanta's Leon Allen and Winston Johnson Community Leadership Award. Elizabeth is at work on a novel, Paradise Park.