Gwen Goodkin

Writers Workshop Participant, ‘07, ‘11

Her short story collection, A Place Remote, (West Virginia University Press) has won a Silver IPPY in the Great Lakes – Best Regional Fiction category.

Lois Rosen

Her new book of poetry, Diving and Rising, was recently published by Finishing Line Press.

Amy Tan

Writers Workshops Participant '87, frequent Writers Workshops Special Guest, Member of Board of Directors

A new documentary, Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir, recently premiered on PBS. Amy Tan is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking writer that interweaves archival imagery, including home movies and personal photographs, animation and original interviews to tell the inspiring story of Tan’s life and career. To watch, click here.

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Poetry Participant, '19

An artifact of erasure at once poetry and visual art, Her Read, a graphic poem by Jennifer Sperry Steinorth will be published in full color and hardback by Texas Review Press in June, 2021. In the tradition of reusing canvases, with correction fluid, scalpel & embroidery floss, Steinorth transforms a tome of art criticism, The Meaning of Art by Herbert Read, into feminist verse. Though the maternal body appears with frequency in Read’s illustrated text which spans from prehistory to the modern age, he includes zero female artists. Her Read, a graphic poem, is an excavation of buried voices– a reclamation of bodies framed in gilt & an homage to those whose arts remain unsung.;
Attended with the help of I did (blessedly) receive a scholarship, which made attendance possible, but I cannot seem to locate the name!

K.M. English

Poetry Participant, '16

Her debut full-length collection, Wave Says, was published by Kore Press on May 15, 2021.
Attended with the help of Cushing Scholarship!

Jeanine Stevens

Poetry Participant 2007, 2010,2014,2017

Her chapbook, Gertrude Sitting: Portraits of Women, was awarded the Heartland Review Chapbook Award for Poetry 2020, and recently published. The chapbook was also a Main Street Rag Finalist.


Mary Dixie Carter

Writers Workshops Participant '17

Her debut novel The Photographer will be published by Minotaur Books/ St. Martin’s Press (U.S.) on May 25, 2021 and by Hodder Books (UK) on May 13, 2021.

Laura Otis

Writers Workshops Participant, '08, '11

She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2021-2022 to work on a book she is calling The Neuroscience of Craft. The book will analyze contemporary fiction-writers’ techniques for helping readers to blend senses in their imaginations.


Lynne Goldsmith

poetry participant

Her poetry book, Secondary Cicatrices, won a Distinguished Favorite in the 2021 Independent Press Awards.


Marc Jampole

Writers Workshop participant '05

His first novel, The Brothers Silver, was published by Owl Canyon Press. The Brothers Silver follows the lives of two brothers who grow up in a family haunted by mental illness, drug abuse, and violence.

Casey Guerin

Writers Workshop Participant ’19

Her short story “What Consumes You” won the 2020 Greensboro Review Robert Watson Literary Prize and appears in the Spring 2021 issue, as well as online.