Adam Latham is the Associate Director of Marketing and Admission for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His fiction has appeared in Blackbird and the Mississippi Review and is forthcoming in storySouth. He is the 2018 recipient of Blackbird's Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize and is currently working on a novel.
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 has stories forthcoming in SLICE and the Tulane Review.
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’s writing is published in The Surfer’s Journal, Newsweek, Bitter Southerner, and elsewhere. He was the 2014-15 Aiken Taylor Intern at the Sewanee Review and graduated from the MFA program at the University of Tennessee.
Sam Fox is a 2012 graduate of the University of the South and holds an MA from the University of Chicago. He has worked as an assistant at the Union Literary Agency and an intern at The Paris Review. He spends summers coordinating the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference.
Amina Gautier is the author of three short story collections: At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy, and The Loss of All Lost Things. She has been awarded the Flannery O’Connor Award, the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the Elixir Press Award in Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Legacy Award, two International Latino Book Awards, the Phillis Wheatley Award, and the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award. Gautier has been the recipient of fellowships from the Camargo Foundation, the Chateau de Lavigny, Dora Maar House/Brown Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. For her body of work she has received the PEN/MALAMUD award.
Daniel Groves is the author of The Lost Boys (VQR Poetry Series/University of Georgia Press, 2010) and co-editor of Jiggery-Pokery Semicentennial (The Waywiser Press, 2018). 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 a bookseller at Powell's Books. Work by Kate appears in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, NANO Fiction, Juked, and elsewhere. Kate holds an MFA in fiction from Portland State University. Previous experience includes internships at Literary Arts and Oxford American.
Gwen E. Kirby
Gwen E. Kirby's stories appear in One Story, Guernica, Ninth Letter, 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 a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. During the summer, she is on faculty at the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, and next year, she will be the 2018-2019 George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Ananda Lima’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, New South, Jubilat, The Collagist, The Offing, Sugar House Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Hobart, PANK, and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and is pursuing an MFA in fiction from Rutgers University, Newark, where she also teaches undergraduate creative writing. She is working on a 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.
Nathaniel Nelson graduated from the University of the South in 2016. He is currently the Tennessee Williams Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and will be an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Oregon beginning in September. His poems are forthcoming in The Birmingham Poetry Review and The Southern 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 Massachusetts Review, the Gettysburg Review, Apt, 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 Associate 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, 2018) and author of The Coal Life (U of Arkansas Press, 2012) and Out of Speech (LSU Press, 2018).