Sewanee Writers' Conference

The Conference

Our Staff

Megan Roberts

Megan Roberts

Megan Roberts is the Associate Director of Programs and Finance for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. A 2003 graduate of the University of the South, she received her MFA in fiction from the Sewanee School of Letters in 2013. She lives in Sewanee with her husband, Haynes, and their daughters, Millie and Jane.


Phone: 931-598-1141

Adam Latham

Adam Latham

Adam Latham is the Associate Director of Marketing and Admission for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He graduated from the University of the South and attended the Conference as a Sewanee Scholar in fiction. He holds a master's degree in publishing from New York University, where he received the Oscar Dystel Fellowship. His publishing and marketing experience includes working as director of development for Folio Literary Management.

Phone: 931-598-1654

Amy Arthur

Amy Arthur

Amy Arthur’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, Birmingham Poetry Review, Unsplendid, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in poetry from Johns Hopkins University, where she works as an editorial assistant to The Hopkins Review. During the summer she serves as Summer Director for the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference.

Norris Eppes

Norris Eppes

Norris Eppes is an MFA candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was the 2014-15 Aiken Taylor Intern at the Sewanee Review and has written for Newsweek.

Elisa Faison

Elisa Faison

Elisa Faison is a PhD student studying post-1945 American prose and poetry at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She attended the University of the South, where she worked on staff at the University Writing Center and the Sewanee School of Letters. After graduating in 2011, she attended the Conference as a Sewanee Scholar in playwriting. She currently teaches Literature, Medicine, and Culture at UNC and is the editor of Ethos Review

Sam Fox

Sam Fox

Samuel Fox has served as an assistant at the Union Literary Agency in New York and an intern with The Paris Review. He is a 2012 graduate of the University of the South, where he worked on staff at the Sewanee School of Letters, the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, and the University Writing Center.

Daniel Groves

Daniel Groves

Daniel Groves is the author of The Lost Boys (VQR Poetry Series/University of Georgia Press, 2010). His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Yale Review, Poetry, and elsewhere.

Jonathan Bohr Heinen

Jonathan Bohr Heinen

Jonathan Bohr Heinen's writing has appeared in the Florida Review, Arroyo, and Cimarron Review. He teaches writing and publishing courses at the College of Charleston, where he is the managing editor of Crazyhorse

Hastings Hensel

Hastings Hensel

Hastings Hensel is the author of Winter Inlet, winner of the 2014-2015 Unicorn Press First Book Prize, and the chapbook Control Burn, winner of the Iron Horse Literary Review 2011 Single-Author Contest. His poems have appeared in storySouth, The Greensboro Review, Cave Wall, 32 Poems, and elsewhere. He lives in Murrells Inlet, SC and teaches in the English department at Coastal Carolina University.

Kate Jayroe

Kate Jayroe

Kate Jayroe is an MFA candidate at Portland State University and associate editor of Portland Review. A graduate of the University of the South, she is a previous editorial intern of Oxford American magazine. Fiction by Kate appears or is forthcoming in Still, Stirring, and The Gravity of the Thing.

Gwen E. Kirby

Gwen E. Kirby

Gwen E. Kirby holds an MFA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing her PhD at the University of Cincinnati. Her stories have appeared in Southwest Review and Ninth Letter. She also works for the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference.

Chris Poole

Chris Poole

Chris Poole is from Harrison, Tennessee and graduated from the University of the South in 2011 with a degree in English and Russian. His stories have been published by Waccamaw and He is currently an MFA student studying fiction at Emerson College, where he will also teach in the First-Year Writing Program this fall.

Melissa Range

Melissa Range

Melissa Range’s first book of poems, Horse and Rider (Texas Tech University Press, 2010), won the 2010 Walt McDonald Prize in Poetry. He second collection, Scriptorium, winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series, is forthcoming in 2016 from Beacon Press. Recent poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Image, Ecotone, and other journals. She is the recipient of a 2015 fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and an assistant professor of English at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.

Thomas Sanders

Thomas Sanders

Thomas Sanders graduated from The University of the South, was a 2012 Sewanee Scholar in fiction, and worked for The Sewanee Review as the 2013-14 Aiken Taylor Intern. He is currently pursuing an MFA in fiction at the University of Florida.

Adam Vines

Adam Vines

Adam Vines is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is Editor of Birmingham Poetry Review, Director of the English Honors Program, and Faculty Advisor of the UAB Fishing Team. He has published recent poems in The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Southwest Review, Gulf Coast, and Measure. He is author of The Coal Life (U of Arkansas P, 2012) and coauthor of According to Discretion (Unicorn Press, 2015).