Adam Latham is the Associate Director of Marketing and Admission for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He graduated from the University of the South and holds a master's degree in publishing from NYU. His stories have appeared in Mississippi Review and Blackbird.
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.
Brittany K. Allen
Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based writer and performer. Her essays and short fiction are published or forthcoming in Catapult, The Toast, The Tishman Review (Pushcart Prize Nominee), Mercer Street, and elsewhere. Brittany is also a member of Youngblood, the Obie-award-winning emerging playwrights collective at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her plays include Redwood (Semifinalist: Playwrights Realm) and The Late Greats. She is a 2017 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow at the Lark.
Darcy Parker Bruce
Darcy Parker Bruce’s plays have been produced or developed at Dixon Place, Great Plains Theater Conference, The Bechdel Group, 20% Theatre Chicago, Fault Line Theater, and NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival among others. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Smith College and was a 2016 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her play East of the Sun was recently published in Applause/Hal Leonard’s Best American Short Play series, and her play Soldier Poet is part of Theatre Prometheus' 17-18 season.
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.
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.
Amina Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: At-Risk (University of Georgia Press, 2011), Now We Will Be Happy (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) and The Loss of All Lost Things (Elixir Press, 2016). At-Risk was awarded the Flannery O’Connor Award, The First Horizon Award, and the Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award. Now We Will Be Happy was awarded the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award, a USA Best Book Award, and a National Silver Medal IPPY Award. The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction and the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, Gautier is currently an Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami, where she teaches in the MFA program. She lives in Miami and Chicago and is a former Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar and Walter E. Dakin Fellow.
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's writing has appeared in Florida Review, Cimarron Review, Arroyo, Pilgrimage, The Boiler, Tusculum Review, The McNeese Review, and elsewhere, and has received special mention from the Pushcart Prize. He teaches writing and publishing courses at the College of Charleston, where he is the managing editor for Crazyhorse.
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 is co-editor-in-chief of Portland Review and works at Powell's City of Books. She was a 2014 Sewanee Scholar in Fiction and completed an editorial internship with Oxford American Magazine. Her work can be found at NANO Fiction, Hobart, Joyland's Medium, and elsewhere.
Gwen E. Kirby
Gwen E. Kirby's stories appear or are forthcoming in Guernica, Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, Mississippi Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. In 2017, she won the DISQUIET Literary Prize for Fiction. She holds an MFA from Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Cincinnati. During the summer, she is on faculty at the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference.
Ananda Lima’s work has appeared or is upcoming in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, Sugar House Review, The Offing, Origins, and other publications. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA, was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer Program, and will be pursuing her MFA in fiction at Rutgers University - Newark in the Fall of 2017. Ananda has taught at UCLA and the Montclair State University. She is currently working on a full-length poetry collection centered on immigration and motherhood and a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their son.
Nathaniel Nelson graduated from Sewanee in 2016. He is currently the Tennessee Williams Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and is applying for MFA programs in poetry. His poetry is forthcoming in The Birmingham Review.
Chris Poole is from Harrison, Tennessee. He received an MFA in fiction from Emerson College, and he teaches in the Boston area. His stories have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Apt, Waccamaw, and elsewhere.
Bea Troxel graduated from the University of the South in 2015. She interned for and attended the Sewanee Writers' Conference the summer after graduating. Bea lives in Nashville where she is pursuing music. She released her debut album, The Way That It Feels, in the Fall of 2017 and has spent her spare time promoting and touring with that album.
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 Hopkins Review, Five Points, Subtropics, Green Mountains Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. He is coauthor of According to Discretion (Unicorn Press, 2015) and Day Kink (Unicorn Press) and author of The Coal Life (U of Arkansas P, 2012) and Out of Speech (LSU Press).