About

Ernestia Fraser is an author, screenwriter, poet and educator, who was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. She has received a double B.A. in English and Communication and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Screenwriting. Fraser has earned a number awards and honors in both poetry and screenwriting. In 2011, her thesis screenplay, Inside the Fallen Moon, won 1st prize in the Hollywood Black Film Festival International Storyteller Competition. Following the success of her script, Fraser was awarded a screenwriting fellowship at Writer’s Institute for Diversity in Los Angeles facilitated by Harrison Reiner, a CBS Television Story Analyst. Fraser also garnered a number of publications, including a creative nonfiction collection called Carnival of Love: A Tale of Bahamian Family. To date, her poems have appeared in both Caribbean and international journals, such as St. Somewhere, Tongues of the Ocean, The Caribbean Writer, Quiddity, Emerge Literary Journal, Blackberry, POUI: Cave Hill Journal and the Caribbean Quarterly. Her poem, “The Way We Dance” won The Caribbean Writer’s “2014 “Daily News Prize.” Fraser is currently living in the Bahamas, working as a  creative writing instructor at The Tutoring Station and a part-time editor at MasterWriting242.