Anthony J Mohr

Writers Workshops Participant '08

His essay “Rainy Day Schedule” won honorable mention in Sequestrum‘s 2016 Editors Reprint Award. His essay “Super Summer Spectacular” appeared in the spring 2016 issue of Compose Journal and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Superstition Review published his essay “Risk” in its issue 19 (Spring 2017), and Prick of the Spindle published his essay “Midnight Auto” in its issue 10 (spring 2016).

Julia Flynn Siler

Writers Workshop teaching Staff & Participant '04, '05

She was awarded the 2017 Mayborn Fellowship in Biography for her third book. She’ll be recognized at next month’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine, Texas, where such masters as Sebastian Junger (A Perfect Storm), Katherine Boo (Behind the Beautiful Forevers) and Charles Johnson (Middle Passage) will be keynote speakers. More information please visit

Jon Riccio

Poetry Participant, '15

His current and forthcoming work appears in Muse/ A Journal, Permafrost, Steel Toe Review, Visitant, and The Volta. He recently completed his first year as a PhD candidate and composition instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers.


Conor Bracken

Poetry Participant '13

His chapbook Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour was selected by Diane Seuss as the winner of the 2017 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, and will be published by Bull City Press in September 2017.

Attended with the help of Tuition waiver

Vishwas R Gaitonde

Writers Workshop Participant, '14

His multimedia essay, “King of Melody, Lord of Rhythm: Lydian Nadhaswaram’s Musical Journey,” on India’s amazing 10-year-old music prodigy was published in The Mantle on May 18, 2017. You can find the essay here.