Born and raised in San Francisco, Shirley Huey (she/her) writes at the intersection of place, food, culture, and identity. She writes to understand and illuminate stories that remain untold, to explore intergenerational relationships, and to capture the beauty and challenge of healing from trauma inflicted by migration, assimilation, racism, and patriarchy.
Her prose and poetry has been, or will soon be, featured in publications including Catapult, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color, sparkle+blink, East Bay Nosh, Oakland Asian Cultural Center's I Am Hungry zine (audio courtesy of VONA), Muni Diaries, and Fried Eggs and Rice: A Series by Writers of Color on Food.
In 2021, Shirley co-created and edited Lunchbox Moments, a zine presenting stories and art showcasing Asian American identity through the lens of food. She also served as a member of the features reading team for The Rumpus.
She is a proud alum of VONA, Kearny Street Workshop's Interdisciplinary Writers Lab, the Writers Grotto's Rooted & Written, and Food Media Lab's storytelling workshop. A graduate of UC Berkeley and NYU Law, Shirley has received generous support from Mesa Refuge, Liminal, Left Margin Lit, and Quillisascut Farm.
Shirley has read her work throughout the Bay Area, including at Eves @ the Beat, APAture, Quiet Lightning, Bay Area Generations, the Asian Art Museum, and Oakland Asian Cultural Center. She is currently working on a memoir in essays.