January Residency is on its way!

The January Residency is nearly here, and we couldn’t be more excited about all we have on offer for our students this time around.  Here’s just a taste of some of the accomplished writers who will be presenting at the upcoming residency:

joshua_bell_photoJosh Bell

Josh Bell (Poetry) is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard University. He’s published the poetry collections, No Planets Strike, and, Alamo Theory, and he is the recent recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Bryn Chancellor (Fiction) is the author of the novel Sycamore (Harper/HarperCollins 2017), which was a Southwest Book of the Year, an Indie Next pick, an Amazon Editors’ Best Book of 2017, and among Bustle‘s Best Debuts of 2017. Her story collection When Are You Coming Home? (University of Nebraska Press 2015) won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Gulf Coast, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Phoebe, The Common, Publishers Weekly, and elsewhere. She is a grateful recipient of fellowships from the Alabama, Arizona, and North Carolina state arts councils and the Poets and Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award.

catherine_reid_headshotCatherine Reid

Catherine Reid (Nonfiction) has taught at a number of different schools, most recently at Warren Wilson College, in Asheville, North Carolina, where she served as director of the undergraduate creative writing program and specialized in creative nonfiction and environmental writing. In addition to three works of nonfiction, Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home; Coyote: Seeking the Hunter in Our Midst, and the recent The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables, she has edited two anthologies (Every Woman I Ever Loved and His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress) and published essays in such journals as the Georgia Review, Fourth Genre, Bellevue Literary Review, and Massachusetts Review. She has been a creative writing fellow at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has received fellowships in creative nonfiction from the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Of course, there will still be craft lectures and readings with our amazing core faculty, as well as invaluable workshop time in the afternoons.  With agent pitch sessions and meetings with faculty mentors, this residency is shaping up to be another jam-packed nine days of all things writing.  If this sounds like just the thing you’ve been looking for, the deadline for the June/Fall residency is February 15, 2019.  We’d love to see you there.

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