Frances Greathead is in her first semester studying creative nonfiction at the Bennington Writing Seminars. She just quit her career and moved in with her mother on the Upper East Side to pursue her lifelong dream of writing, so she really hopes it works out. By fluke, she once published a short story in The Massachusetts Review.
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He is contributing editor and former senior editor at Pitchfork. Her stories about identity, health, work, and family have appeared in a few small print and online publications. Jayne Guertin is a Rhode Island-based writer and photographer.
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Her work is informed by art, nature, and the abundance of strange and mysterious moments. It showcases the voices of the Bennington Writing Seminars — students, graduates, faculty, staff, and friends. Her short fiction, essays, articles, and book reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including Orion and Design New England. He has published two books, a memoir and a collection of stories.
He teaches writing in Cambridge, Mass. Pete Hausler graduated in January from the third-ever class a Bennington. He is currently writing a bar memoir and researching an alternate-history novel set in Detroit.
Hay currently teaches and works part-time at the Center for Fiction, www. Laura Haynes is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars in poetry, but she made a transgenre 3 rd semester switch to fiction. She lives in Santa Barbara.
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Recent work can be seen in the Crab Orchard Review. Judith Hertog grew up in Amsterdam, studied in Israel, lived and traveled in Asia, and now resides in Vermont with her family. Judith is an essayist, journalist, teacher, and storyteller. She teaches creative writing at Colby Sawyer College and storytelling workshops at correctional facilities. She also organizes storytelling events in New Hampshire and Vermont. In addition to being a writer and storyteller, Judith also loves photography.
His work has appeared in dozens of publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Follow him on twitter at jeffhillwriter. Two of his short stories have been finalists in Glimmer Train Fiction Open contests, and two others have appeared online at Inertia and Sexandmurder. He has completed a novel, Losing It.
She lives with her husband in Princeton, New Jersey. Danuta Hinc Hints is a novelist and author of short fiction and essays whose work has appeared in literary journals worldwide. She is a Lecturer at University of Maryland where she teaches writing. Hinc is presently working on a novel, Angels in the Forest , based on the life of her grandfather during World War II. Morton Prize in Poetry from Sarabande Books.
Jeremy Horton is a writer living in Manhattan. He is originally from southern Mississippi and his home is the setting for his fiction. If all goes well, she will graduate from the Bennington Writing Seminars next month. Hannah lives in New York City and loves stinky cheese.
She lives in Brooklyn and Rhinebeck, New York. For more information, please go to: www. She completed a four-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center in June She currently teaches creative writing to high school students. A native Nigerian, she grew up in Houston and now lives in Brooklyn. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she seeks a perfect balance of family and writing.
Nancy Jainchill is a psychologist who returned to writing after many years, receiving an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars in TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer from Nashville, Tennessee. Alden Jones is the author of three books: a travel memoir, The Blind Masseuse ; a story collection, Unaccompanied Minors ; and The Wanting Was a Wilderness , a hybrid work of literary criticism and personal essay forthcoming in Jones was recently awarded the Alan Stanzler Award for Excellence in Teaching by Emerson College, where she teaches creative writing and cultural studies.
She is co-founder and co-director of the Cuba Writers Program. She lives in the Italian Market neighborhood of Philadelphia with her boyfriend, her two cats, and her dog. David Kalish is a novelist, playwright, and recovering journalist. Before Bennington, he was a journalist at The Associated Press for twelve years, resulting in hundreds of articles in major newspapers.
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As a clinical social worker, she conducts a private practice in psychotherapy on the Upper West Side where she has lived since and raised a family. Kelly is also an advocate for livable streets and serves on the Board of Transportation Alternatives. Since then, she has been revising her thesis, as she now views much of what she wrote very differently.
She is a fan of Abigail Thomas and her vignette style of writing. Tara lives in Millbrook, NY.
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Kennedy also holds writing workshops for graduate students at American University, and teaches long-form journalism to undergraduates at the University of Maryland. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and Best of the Net nominee. Brian lives in Lexington, Mass. Sheila Kohler is the author of nine novels, most recently The Bay of Foxes published by Penguin, which followed Love Child in and Becoming Jane Eyre in , as well as three short story collections.
She has received an O. Her work has been translated and published widely abroad and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in publications too numerous to mention. Kohler currently teaches at Princeton and the Bennington Writing Seminars. Parks Kugle writes a variety of styles, including fantasy, realism, and historical fiction. He has lived in Austin and New Orleans, where he worked for media companies and non-profits.
In New Orleans, he edited and published a small zine titled Provocative. He is in the process of editing his first novel.
Among her many accomplishments, are notable mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthology ; and Best American Essays , , , , , , and Its first volume, You. Becca J. Steven LaFond resides up in New England, juggling his time between writing and working to be less of a screwup. Danielle Decatur Lawrence is a fiction writer in the middle of her second term as a graduate student at the Bennington Writing Seminars. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he spent most of his adult life in northern and southern California, returning in to New York City, where he is at work on a memoir and a novel about Silicon Valley.
Julia Lichtblau writes fiction, essays, and criticism. Tonight, he reads with Hansa Bergwall. Lopate has edited anthologies on a wide range of topics. His collection, The Art of the Personal Essay , is perhaps the best in its field. After working with children for twelve years as a writer in the schools, he taught creative writing and literature at Fordham, Cooper Union, University of Houston, Hofstra, New York University, and the Bennington Writing Seminars.
Lopate directs the nonfiction graduate program at Columbia University, where he also teaches writing. Marcia Loughran came to poetry early, winning honorable mention in a sixth grade haiku contest. In real life, she is a Nurse Practitioner in substance abuse research. Loughran lives in Queens and hides out in the Catskills on weekends. She is grateful to be included with these wonderful poets here tonight.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY. She currently lives in Queens with her young son.
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She once wrote a monthly horoscope column under the pen name Luna C. As a Libra, she hopes you will fall in platonic love with her after learning this. She lives and teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska. Born in Effingham, Illinois yes, F—ingham , Jen is a marketing communications consultant who now lives in Ridgefield, Conn. Alice Mattison is a widely acclaimed author and longtime writing teacher. Dan McDermott had a dysfunctional upbringing conducive to punk rock angst. He spent his teens and early twenties singing in raucous bands and a subsequent decade as rock and roll journalist for numerous publications.
Leslie McGrath is a poet and literary interviewer. Melnyczuk is finishing a new novel, Recovering Virgins. She recently served a decade of voluntary exile in rural northern New Mexico, and now lives on a houseboat in California. Jennifer A. Miller concluded, as an undergraduate English major, that there must be something better to do with her life than to write poetry. Not realizing how very wrong she was about this, she got a J. Currently she is busy rectifying her error in her first semester of the MFA program at Bennington.
Ethelbert Miller is a writer and literary activist. He is the author of several collections of poetry and two memoirs. The Collected Poems of E. In , Miller created a private practice helping those with severe dietary restrictions manage everyday life. A nationally recognized expert and frequent public speaker, this is her first piece of creative nonfiction since to have nothing to do with food allergies.