Please scroll past list to read bios of writers from 2014 through 2016
Susan Kim Campbell Marina del Rey, CA (fiction) September 2014
Will Nixon Kingston, NY (poetry) September 2014
Pamela Gay Binghamton, NY (fiction) June 2015
Moira Linehan Winchester, MA (poetry) June 2015
Ruth Knafo Setton Allentown, PA (fiction) September 2015
Tam L'esperance Mars Hill, TN (poetry) September 2015
Anne Lakewood Livermore, CA (poetry) June 2016
Cindra Halm Minneapolis, MN (poetry) September 2016
2017 residencies deferred until 2018
Jordan Scott Tampa, FL (poetry) April 2018
Melissa Stephenson Missoula, MT (memoir) September 2018
Susan Kim Campbell is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been published in such magazines as the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories anthology, and the Mississippi Review. Her writing has received honors from Glimmer Train, Writers At Work, and the Sean O’Faolain Prize. She has been awarded fellowships at the Millay Colony, Anderson Center at Tower View, Hedgebrook, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and elsewhere.
Will Nixon wrote environmental journalism before turning to poetry and personal essays. His collections of poetry are Love In The City Of Grudges and My Late Mother As A Ruffed Grouse, both by Foothills Publishing. The Pocket Guide To Woodstock and Walking Woodstock (Bushwhack Books) both written with Michael Perkins, represent some of his essays. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and listed in Best American Essays 2004.
Pamela Gay lives in upstate New York where she teaches flash memoir and fiction at Binghamton University, SUNY. Her writing has been published in Brevity, Iowa Review Web, Grey Sparrow, Paterson Literary Review, Sleet, and other magazines, as well as in two anthologies. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellowship, and a national e-book award. She has been awarded residencies at Saltonstall and Dorland Mountain.
Moira Linehan won the 2006 Crab Orchard Series in Open Competition for her debut collection, If No Moon, published in 2007 by Southern Illinois University Press. If No Moon was named an Honor Book in Poetry by the Massachusetts Book Awards. Incarnate Grace (SIU Press) was published in 2015. Linehan's poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry, TriQuarterly, and Poetry East. She holds a MFA in Writing from Vermont College.
Ruth Knafo Setton is a Morrocan-Jewish writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel The Road To Fez (Counterpoint Press) debuted to critical acclaim, and has been studied in many university classrooms. Setton's essays appear in such anthologies as "Common Boundary: Stories Of Immigration," "The Flying Camel," and "Becoming Myself: Reflections On Growing Up Female." She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from NEA, MacDowell, Yaddo, and others.
Tam L'Esperance is primarily self taught, and a voracious reader. He is at work on his first collection of poetry, "Rare As The Sight Of A Unicorn," and some essays pertaining to canoeing and kayaking, the Old Mars Hill Cemetery, salamanders of Tennessee, and local folklore.
Anne Lakewood grew up in upstate New York, and she lives in Northern California. She is currently working on a poetry collection about New York City as well as a novel set in San Juan Bautista, California. A geologist by training, her writing explores how the physical world magnifies and reflects our interior one.
Cindra Halm is the author of the chapbook Inflectional Weather (Press of the Taverner). Her poetry has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Paragraph, and elsewhere, and her flash fiction was published in the anthology "Blink Again" (Spout Press). She is a regular contributor to Rain Taxi Review, and has taught at the Loft Literary Center. She has been a poetry fellow at The Anderson Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and received support from such institutions as the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.