Please scroll past list to read bios of writers from 2014 through 2018

Melissa Stephenson Missoula, MT (memoir) September 2018
JD Scott Tampa, FL (poetry) April 2018
* 2017 residencies deferred until 2018
Cindra Halm Minneapolis, MN (poetry) September 2016
Anne Lakewood Livermore, CA (poetry) June 2016
Tam L'esperance Mars Hill, TN (poetry) September 2015
Ruth Knafo Setton Allentown, PA (fiction) September 2015
Moira Linehan Winchester, MA (poetry) June 2015
Pamela Gay Binghamton, NY (fiction) June 2015
Will Nixon Kingston, NY (poetry) September 2014
Susan Kim Campbell Marina del Rey, CA (fiction) September 2014

Melissa Stephenson writes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She is the author of Driven, a memoir published in 2018 by Houghton Mifflin. Other writing has appeared in publications such as The Rumpus, The Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, Blackbird, Ninth Letter, Waxwing, and others. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

JD Scott recently won the 2018 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer's Residency Prize, which will result in a debut short story collection published by &NOW Books. JD's debut poetry collection, Mask for Mask, is also forthcoming from New Rivers Press. JD currently edits AADOREE and in the past has edited for Black Warrior Review and other magazines. Two poetry chapbooks Funerals & Thrones (Birds of Lace Press) and Night Errands (YellowJacket Press) and work in Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, and work featured in the Best American Experimental Writing and Best New Poets anthologies represent other credits. The Millay Colony, the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a 2018 Lambda Emerging LGBTQ Voices fellowship represent some of their awards. 

Cindra Halm is the author of the chapbook Inflectional Weather (Press of the Taverner). Her poetry has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Paragraph, and elsewhereand 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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.    

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.