Sewanee Writers

Sewanee Writers' Conference Attendees

Much of what we do as writers we do alone, to the tick of our home clocks, guided by writers with whom we mostly keep company on the page. But all of that changes in an instant on the Mountain. At Sewanee, you are in the presence of distinct lyric voices and true storytellers. During readings, I loved glancing down the rows. The alert expressions distilled for me the essence of Sewanee: a readiness to be delighted, surprised, and engaged. – Catherine Staples

2022 Fellows and Scholars

2022 Fellows

George Abraham

George Abraham (they/he) is a Palestinian-American poet, performance artist, and engineer who was born on unceded Timucuan lands (Jacksonville, FL). Their poetry debut Birthright (Button Poetry) won the Arab American Book Award and the Big Other Book Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Mizna, and elsewhere. They are currently a Litowitz MFA+MA student in poetry at Northwestern University. (RAWI Fellow)

Kemi Alabi

Kemi Alabi is the author of Against Heaven (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Academy of American Poets First Book Award. Their work appears in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2, and elsewhere. Alabi has received support from MacDowell, Pink Door, and Tin House. Coeditor of The Echoing Ida Collection (Feminist Press, 2021), Alabi lives in Chicago, IL. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Zaina Arafat

Zaina Arafat is a Palestinian-American writer and the author of the novel, You Exist Too Much, which won a 2021 Lambda Literary Award and was named Roxane Gay's favorite book of 2020. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, VICE, BuzzFeed, Granta, Guernica, The Believer, Harper’s Bazaar and Virginia Quarterly Review. She holds an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. In recognition of her work, Zaina was awarded the Arab Women/Migrants from the Middle East fellowship at Jack Jones Literary Arts and named a Champion of Pride by The Advocate. She teaches creative writing at Barnard College and The School of The New York Times, and is currently at work on an essay collection and her second novel. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Matthew Baker

Named one of Variety’s “10 Storytellers To Watch,” Matthew Baker is the author of the forthcoming graphic novel The Sentence, the story collections Why Visit America and Hybrid Creatures, and the children’s novel Key Of X, originally published as If You Find This. Digital experiments include the temporal fiction “Ephemeral,” the interlinked novel Untold, the randomized novel Verses, and the intentionally posthumous Afterthought, along with the cyber zine Code Lit. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Taneum Bambrick

Taneum Bambrick is the author of Intimacies, Received (Copper Canyon Press, Sept 2022) and Vantage, winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Award (American Poetry Review 2019). A 2020 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she is currently a Dornsife Fellow in the PhD program at the University of Southern California. Her work appears in New Yorker, The Nation, Academy of American Poets, PEN and elsewhere. (Wyatt Prunty Fellow)

Sara Borjas

Sara Borjas is a self-identified Xicanx pocha and a Fresno poet. Her debut collection, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff (Noemi Press, 2019) received a 2020 American Book Award. Sara was featured as one of Poets & Writers 2019 Debut Poets. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, CantoMundo, Postgraduate Writers Conference, and Community of Writers. She believes that all Black lives matter and will resist white supremacy until Black liberation is realized. She stays rooted in Fresno. (CantoMundo Fellow)

Caylin Capra-Thomas

Caylin Capra-Thomas is the author of Iguana Iguana (Deep Vellum) as well as the chapbooks Inside My Electric City (YesYes Books) and The Marilyn Letters (dancing girl press). Her poems have appeared in journals including New England Review, Pleiades, Copper Nickel, 32 Poems, Hayden's Ferry Review, and many others. The 2018-2020 poet-in-residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy, she now lives in Columbia, Missouri, where she is a PhD student in English and creative writing. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Joseph Cassara

Joseph Cassara is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The House of Impossible Beauties (Ecco/HarperCollins), which won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, two International Latino Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has received fellowships from MacDowell, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Studios of Key West, and California Humanities. He is currently the George & Judy Marcus Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University. (John N. Wall Fellow)

Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark is the author of the poetry collection, I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016). Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The Atlantic, The Best American Poetry 2022, and elsewhere. Clark teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters. She is the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lilly Dancyger

Lilly Dancyger is the author of Negative Space, a reported and illustrated memoir selected by Carmen Maria Machado as a winner of the SFWP Literary Awards; and editor of Burn It Down, a critically acclaimed anthology of essays on women's anger. She is currently at work on an essay collection about the power and complexity of female friendship. Lilly lives in NYC, and you can find her on Twitter at @lillydancyger. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Adrienne Dawes

Adrienne Dawes (she/her) is a writer, producer, and teaching artist originally from Austin, TX. She writes funny-sad plays about found families, fluid identity, and all the silly ways we try to find love and acceptance. Adrienne has two productions this Fall, her thesis "This Bitch: Esta Sangre Quiero" at the University of Arkansas and “Casta”, which premieres at the Blanton Museum of Art with Salvage Vanguard Theater. Follow her work at @heckleher or (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jaquira Díaz

Born in Puerto Rico, Jaquira Díaz is the author of Ordinary Girls, winner of a Whiting Award, a Florida Book Awards Gold Medal, a Lambda Literary Awards finalist, an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce Selection, an Indie Next Pick, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Notable Selection. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and fellowships from MacDowell, the Kenyon Review, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Black Mountain Institute, she has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian, Time Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Colorado State University and at Randolph College’s low-residency MFA program. Her second book, I Am Deliberate, a novel, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books. She splits her time between Miami, Colorado, and the UK with her spouse, the writer Lars Horn. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Sarah Domet

Sarah Domet is the author of The Guineveres (Flatiron Books, 2016). She is also the author of 90 Days to Your Novel, her short fiction and nonfiction have been published and anthologized in numerous places, and she’s the recent recipient of the Sustainable Arts Award. Sarah holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati and is currently an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Ball State University. Her second novel is under contract with Flatiron Books. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lisa Donovan

Lisa Donovan is an American chef, food writer and author who has redefined what it means to be a “Southern baker” as the pastry chef to some of the South’s most influential chefs. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Food & Wine, LitHub, Saveur. Lisa is the author of Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger, her first book through Penguin Press in August 2020. Our Lady was the recipient of the LDEI’s MFK Fisher Prize for Excellence in 2021. Lisa won a James Beard Journalism Award in Personal Essay in 2018. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Sarah Einspanier

Sarah Einspanier’s plays include Lunch Bunch (upcoming with The Play Company & Clubbed Thumb; last seen in Summerworks; New York Times & Time Out Critic's Picks; in development for television with A24) and House Plant (New York Theatre Workshop's Next Door; "highbrow / brilliant" in New York Magazine's Approval Matrix; Lambda Literary Award Finalist). You can read their short something, I Forgot to Tell You, in the Brooklyn Rail’s June 2021 Issue. They teach at the National Theater Institute and are writing a novel. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Olga El

Olga El is an award-winning, emerging playwright who aims to educate and engage audiences in ways that inspire change—on the level of the personal, communal, or beyond—that will ultimately lead to a more just, compassionate, and healthy society. Movement—particularly martial arts; aerial arts; and dances from North Africa, West Africa, and the Diaspora—is seamlessly interwoven into her work. In 2011 she founded The Kandake Dance Theatre for Social Change. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Michelle Hart

Michelle Hart’s fiction has appeared in Joyland and Electric Literature, and she has written nonfiction for Catapult, NYLON, The Rumpus, and The New Yorker online. Previously, she was the Assistant Books Editor at O, the Oprah Magazine and Oprah Daily. She received her MFA from Rutgers-Newark and lives in New Jersey. We Do What We Do in the Dark is her first novel. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jeffrey J. Higa

Jeffrey J. Higa is a fiction writer, essayist, and playwright from Honolulu, Hawai`i. He is the author of Calabash Stories (Pleiades Press, 2021), winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize and shortlisted for the 2022 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He has published in Zyzzyva, Tahoma Literary Review, Sonora Review, Bamboo Ridge, and Poets & Writers. He is currently publishing his COVID project, The pidgin Inferno, a (Hawai`i creole) version of Dante’s Inferno. (Kundiman Fellow)

Claire Luchette 

Claire Luchette is the author of the novel Agatha of Little Neon. A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, Claire has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Yaddo, Lighthouse Works, John Carroll University, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, where Claire will be the Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellow this fall. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Kate Milliken

Kate Milliken is the author of If I’d Known You Were Coming, a story collection, which won the 2013 John Simmons Award for Fiction, and the novel, Kept Animals, which was long listed for the First Novel Prize in 2020. A graduate of the Bennington College Writing Seminars, Kate’s work has been supported by fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Northern California with her family. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Matt Ortile

Matt Ortile is the author of The Groom Will Keep His Name. He is also the executive editor of Catapult magazine and was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Philippines. He has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and MacDowell, has taught workshops at Kundiman and Catapult, and has written for Esquire, Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, and BuzzFeed News, among others. As a graduate of Vassar College, he lives in Brooklyn. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Dustin Pearson

Dustin Pearson is the author of A Season in Hell with Rimbaud (BOA Editions, 2022), Millennial Roost (C&R Press, 2018), and A Family Is a House (C&R Press, 2019). In 2019, The Root named Dustin one of nine Black poets working in “academic, cultural and government institutions committed to elevating and preserving the poetry artform.” He is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Toledo. (Cave Canem Fellow)

Brenda Peynado

Brenda Peynado's genre-bending short story collection, The Rock Eaters—featuring alien arrivals, angels falling from rooftops, virtual reality, and sorrows manifesting as tumorous stones—garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and was named one of NPR’s, the New York Public Library’s, and Electric Literature's best books of the year. Her stories have won an O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren Award, and inclusion in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and over forty other short stories have appeared in places such as, The Georgia Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, and Epoch. She teaches creative writing in the MFA and PhD programs at the University of Houston. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Polly Rosenwaike

Polly Rosenwaike’s story collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You, was published by Doubleday and was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Short Story Collections of 2019” and Glamour’s “Best Books of 2019.” Her fiction and book reviews have appeared in O. Henry Prize Stories, Glimmer Train, the New York Times Book Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The Fiction Editor of Michigan Quarterly Review, she lives in Ann Arbor and teaches for Catapult. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Wesley Rothman

Wesley Rothman is the author of SUBWOOFER (New Issues 2017), winner of the Editors’ Choice Award. Recent writing appears in The Believer, Bennington Review, Image, Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Southern Humanities Review. A former Teaching Artist for the National Gallery of Art, he is completing his PhD at Catholic University and is a Lecturer for Howard University. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

David Heska Wanbli Weiden

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, a citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, is the author of Winter Counts (Ecco, 2020), nominated for the Edgar Award, and winner of the Anthony, Thriller, Lefty, Barry, Macavity, Spur, High Plains, Electa Quinney, and Tillie Olsen Awards. The novel was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, Indie Next pick, main selection of the Book of the Month Club, and named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and others. (Father William Ralston Fellow)

Erika T. Wurth

Erika T. Wurth’s novel, White Horse, is forthcoming with Flatiron/Macmillan. She is a Kenyon Scholar, attended the Tin House Workshop, and is a narrative artist for Meow Wolf Denver. She’s represented by Rebecca Friedman (books) and Dana Spector, CAA (film). She is an urban Native of Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee descent and was raised outside of Denver. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Liqing Xu

Liqing Xu is a writer from Davis, California. Their work has been developed/supported by NextMixing, Theater Mu, Second Stage, the María Irene Fornés Institute Writers Workshop, and The Orchard Project, among others. They are a proud inaugural member of the Mu Tang Clan. Currently, they are based in Minneapolis as a Playwrights' Center 2022-2023 Many Voices Fellow. They earned their MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

2022 Scholars

David Aloi

David Aloi is a fiction writer living in Los Angeles. He has worked at Grindr, Medium, and McSweeney’s. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Joyland, The Rumpus, Chicago Review, Water Stone Review, Flaunt, and elsewhere. He's received fellowships from MacDowell, Lambda Literary Foundation, Willapa Bay AiR, and Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Currently, he's finishing his debut short story collection, Loverboy. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Bonnie Antosh

Bonnie Antosh is a playwright & screenwriter from both Carolinas & New York. Recently, her plays have been performed and developed by Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY Classical, & Threshold Theater. Bonnie is an EST/Sloan commission recipient for LEMURIA, a Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival winner, a member of The Road’s Under Construction Cohort, & a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She writes and lives in Asheville, NC. BA: Yale. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Silvia Bonilla

Silvia Bonilla holds an MFA in Poetry from the New School. She is the author of a chapbook called An Animal Startled by The Mechanisms of Life. (DC, 2014). She has received fellowships from Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Community of Writers, Letras Latinas, The Frost Place, among several others. You can find her most recent work in The Slowdown, Green Mountains Review, Cream City Review, and Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, the rest of her work can be found at (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

J. Marcelo Borromeo

J. Marcelo Borromeo writes scary books where he's the one who gets scared. He's an emerging Filipino writer with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where he received the Seth Donaldson Memorial Bursary. His writing has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Untitled: Voices, and Joyland. He currently lives in his hometown of Cebu, where he is working on his first novel about a Cebuano haunted house. Find him on (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jennifer Hope Choi

Jennifer Hope Choi is the recipient of the 2020-2022 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, the Carson McCullers Center’s Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship, the BuzzFeed Emerging Writer Fellowship, and the AHL Foundation’s inaugural Wolhee Choe Art Writers Grant. She has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New American South. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, The American Scholar, Lucky Peach, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction book will be published by W. W. Norton & Company. She is currently a contributing editor for Bon Appétit magazine. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Dorsey Craft

Dorsey Craft is author of Plunder (Bauhan 2020), winner of the May Sarton NH Poetry Prize. Her work has received support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Anderson Center at Tower View. Dorsey’s poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, TriQuarterly, Willow Springs and elsewhere. She currently serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Agni. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Laura Cresté

Laura Cresté is the author of You Should Feel Bad, winner of a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. A 2021-2022 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, her poems appear or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Yale Review's "Poem of the Week" series, Bennington Review, Poetry Northwest, Cero Magazine and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from New York University. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Stevie Edwards

Stevie Edwards holds a PhD in creative writing from University of North Texas and an MFA in poetry from Cornell University. Stevie’s poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer at Clemson University and author of Sadness Workshop (Button Poetry, 2018), Humanly (Small Doggies Press, 2015), and Good Grief (Write Bloody Publishing, 2012). She is currently Poetry Editor of The South Carolina Review and her third full-length collection of poetry is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press’s Curbstone imprint. Originally a Michigander, she now lives in South Carolina with her husband and a small herd of rescue pitbulls (Daisy, Tinkerbell, and Peaches). Stevie uses she/they pronouns. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Stacy Austin Egan

Stacy Austin Egan was born and raised in Austin, TX. Her fiction chapbook, You Could Stop It Here, was published by PANK Books and was an honorable mention for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and her short stories have appeared in No Contact, the hunger, december Magazine, and others. In 2021, her work was nominated for best of net, and she was selected as a writer in residence for Tin House. Find her at (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Katherine Gaffney

Katherine Gaffney completed her MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in jubilat, Harpur Palate, Mississippi Review, Meridian, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, Once Read as Ruin, was recently published by Finishing Line Press. (Cheri Peters Scholar)

Stefania Gomez

Stefania Gomez is a queer writer, teacher, and audio artist from Chicago's South Side who received her MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis in 2022. Currently teaching at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series, The Missouri Review, The Offing, and Cosmonauts Avenue. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jacqueline Graham

Jacqueline Graham is a Midwest-based playwright, dramaturg, and educator. Her short plays have been performed at Theatre at Draper Hall and The Old Sorting Office in London. Her first full-length play was an O’Neill NPC Semifinalist. Since 2018, she has collaborated with End Slavery Tennessee to dramatize testimony of trafficking survivors in Nashville. In 2020, she created the Project 1722 pilot script, bringing interactive performances to hospitalized children. MFA: RCSSD, University of London. (Mary Willard Scholar)

Siân Griffiths

Siân Griffiths lives in Ogden, Utah, where she serves as a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Weber State University. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, American Short Fiction, and Booth among many other publications. She is the author of the novels Borrowed Horses and Scrapple and the short fiction chapbook The Heart Keeps Faulty Time, and her essay collection The Sum of Her Parts is newly out from University of Georgia Press. Currently, she reads fiction as part of the editorial teams at Barrelhouse and American Short Fiction. For more information, please visit (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Laura Grothaus

Laura Grothaus lives in Baltimore, the unceded land of the Piscataway Conoy. Interested in the politics of magic and memory, she’s at work on a book of poems and a novel. Her collaborations with musicians, activists, performers, and visual artists have spawned theatre about desire, workshops about memory maps, and more. You can find her online at (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Casey Guerin

Casey Guerin earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University and her BA from Boston College. Her story "What Consumes You" was named winner of the 2020 Greensboro Review Robert Watson Literary Story Prize. Originally from Cape Cod, she currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughters. Learn more at (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

CJ Hauser

CJ Hauser (she/they) teaches creative writing at Colgate University. She is the author of two novels: Family of Origin and The From-Aways. Her first book of nonfiction, The Crane Wife: a memoir-in-essays, will be published by Doubleday in the US and Viking in the UK this July, which is terrifying, and she looks forward to hiding out at Sewanee as it happens. She exists in a migration cycle between upstate New York and Brooklyn. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

W.J. Herbert

W.J. Herbert’s debut collection, Dear Specimen (Beacon Press, 2021), was selected by Kwame Dawes as a winner of the 2020 National Poetry Series and awarded the 2022 Maine Book Award for Poetry. Winner of the 2022 Arts & Letters/Rumi Prize for Poetry, her work also appears in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Atlantic, Best American Poetry 2017, The Hudson Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Maine. (Howard Nemerov Scholar)

Lars Horn

Lars Horn is a writer and translator working in literary and experimental non-fiction. Their first book, Voice of the Fish, won the 2020 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and was an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce Selection. The recipient of the Tin House Without Borders Residency and a Sewanee Writers’ Conference scholarship, Horn’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Granta, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Initially specializing in Phenomenology and Visual Arts scholarship, they hold MAs from the University of Edinburgh, the École normale supérieure, Paris, and Concordia University, Montreal. They live in Miami with their wife, the writer Jaquira Díaz. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Nancy Huang

Nancy Huang grew up in America and China. She is a VONA, Tin House, Watering Hole, and Pink Door fellow. Her debut poetry collection, Favorite Daughter, is out by Write Bloody Publishing. Her poetry, plays, and prose are published by The Offing, Cosmonauts Avenue,, The Margins, and film distribution company A24. She has a poetry MFA from NYU. She sleeps in her bathtub in Brooklyn. (Donald Justice Scholar)

Cianon Jones

Cianon Jones (she/they) is a playwright, poet, actor, and creative. Their work journeys throughout complexions of time, class, identity, and consciousness. Her plays and writings have seen self and professional production. She recently apprenticed at Atlanta’s 7 Stages Theatre and is currently with the writer’s room for Philadelphia-based company OMG! Studios’ TV Guide: A Play Festival. Inspired by the obscure, absurd, and comedic, Cianon’s works craft worlds of versatile exploration. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kanak Kapur

Kanak Kapur grew up in Dubai before immigrating to the United States. Her work has previously appeared online at Black Warrior Review. She is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at Vanderbilt University, where she also serves as Co-Fiction Editor of Nashville Review. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Lisa Konoplisky

Lisa’s plays have been produced in NY, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Lansing. Her play Dog Park premieres in 2023 in Anchorage. Her plays have been developed with The Bechdel Group and The Workshop Theatre in NY. Residencies include Ragdale, Jentel, Elsewhere Studios and Chicago Dramatist (finalist). She’s a LAMBDA Emerging LGBTQ Voices fellow; was a semi-finalist for the Inge Festival, the Ashland New Play Festival and Play Penn Development Conference. MFA candidate: NYU/Tisch (2024). (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jami Nakamura Lin

Jami Nakamura Lin is the author of the illustrated speculative memoir The Night Parade (Mariner Books/HarperCollins, Scribe UK 2023). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, and other publications. A former Catapult columnist, she has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts/Japan-US Friendship Commission, Yaddo, and We Need Diverse Books. Her writing is strongly influenced by Japanese, Taiwanese, and Okinawan history and mythology. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Siqi Liu

Siqi Liu grew up in Changsha, China and Naperville, Illinois. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Periplus Collective, and Kundiman, among others. She is currently based in New York City and is an incoming MFA candidate in Fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Samantha Marchant

Samantha Marchant is a playwright and director based in Rochester, NY. She graduated from the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University. Her work has been produced on both US coasts and has had readings all across the country and in Canada. Her writing has been published in Go Play Outside, The Louisville Review, Sick Lit Magazine and Women Writing Letters Season 3 and 4. She longs for what's weird and a good laugh. (Horton Foote Scholar)

Michael John McGoldrick

Michael John McGoldrick’s play Wolf and Badger was produced by The Main Street Players in Miami, FL in 2021. His play Allies was selected for residency at The New Jersey Play Lab in 2020. His plays have been finalists/winners in competitions sponsored by Alleyway Theater, Playhouse on the Square, City Theater, The Chameleon Theatre Circle, InspraTO Theater, KCACTF and others. He belongs to the American Renaissance Theater Company in Manhattan. He lives in Jersey City, NJ. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Brooke McKinney

Brooke McKinney is a poet and writer from South Georgia where she grew up on a farm and was raised by bulldogs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Valdosta State University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University. Brooke's work was a finalist in the Key West Emerging Writer’s Contest and the World’s the Best Short-Short Story. Her nonfiction has received scholarships to the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference and Writers in Paradise. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Awards and most recently, her poetry was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Florida Review, Copper Nickel, New South, Salt Hill Journal, Potomac Review, The Southeast Review, Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO Poetry, Artemis and Kestrel. Brooke joined the Pat Conroy Literary Center staff in March 2020 as the Communications and Events Coordinator. She lives with two dogs, Jane and Arlo. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jamila Minnicks

Jamila Minnicks is the author of Moonrise Over New Jessup, the 2021 winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her work is also published in CRAFT Literary Magazine, The Write Launch, and The Silent World in Her Vase. Her piece, Politics of Distraction, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Jamila is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Howard University School of Law, and the Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in Washington, DC. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Hassaan Mirza

Hassaan Mirza is a writer from Lahore, Pakistan. He has received scholarships and support from the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Norton Island Residency, and Hinge Arts Residency, among others. Recently, he was awarded first place in the Hatfield/Westheimer Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Disquiet Literary Prize in fiction. His stories have appeared in Joyland and Ploughshares. A graduate of Vanderbilt University’s MFA program, he is currently part of the doctoral program in creative writing at the University of Cincinnati. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Tochukwu Okafor

Tochukwu Okafor is an MFA Fiction candidate at Emerson College and holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a 2018 Rhodes Scholar finalist. He has received fellowships, residencies, and grants from Ucross Foundation, the John Anson Kittredge Fund, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Aspen Words, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, PEN America, and elsewhere. He is at work on a novel and a story collection. (Susannah McCorkle Scholar)

Joanna Pearson

Joanna Pearson is the author of two short story collections, Now You Know It All (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021), chosen by Edward P. Jones for the 2021 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, and Every Human Love (Acre Books, 2019). (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jessi Phillips

Jessi Phillips is a writer and musician whose fiction and journalism has appeared in Glimmer Train, Nimrod, Mississippi Review, VICE, Pacific Standard, Adventure Journal, SF Weekly, and other publications. She divides her time between California and rural Michigan and is currently working on a novel and a collection of linked stories. (Peter Taylor Scholar)

JH Phrydas

JH Phrydas is an Atlanta-born and San Francisco-raised queer writer. After studying literature at UC Berkeley and working as a bartender in the Castro, he continued his writing career at Naropa University under the mentorship of Bhanu Kapil. He has published numerous essays on and offline in publications such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, Aufgabe, and Jacket2. He is the author of Levitations (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015), Empire in Shade (Essay Press, 2017), and Imperial Physique (Punctum Books, 2019). Over the past eight years, he has worked as a ghostwriter, teacher, editor, and content producer for universities, poetry magazines, startups, and nonprofits. His interests lie in exploring queerness, history, and art as routes towards new types of world-building. Phrydas is currently working on an experimental biography of an underground queer artist named Mr. David. He lives in Echo Park, Los Angeles. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Ayaz Pirani

Ayaz Pirani was born in Tanzania and studied Humanities in Toronto and Montreal. His degree is from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His books include Happy You Are Here, Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets and How Beautiful People Are. His work recently appeared in ARC Poetry Magazine, The Antigonish Review, The Malahat Review, and Guest 16. He lives near Monterey Bay, California. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jennifer Rumberger

Jennifer Rumberger’s play The Locusts will premiere in October with The Gift Theater Company in Chicago. Other productions include Night in Alachua County with Wildclaw Theatre and Open Blue Sky at Stella Adler/ Tisch School of the Arts. Jennifer’s work has been developed by The Lark Playwrights Center, id Theatre Company and Seven Devils, among others. She was a nominee for the PoNY Fellowship and a semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship. MFA: Northwestern University. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

aureleo sans

aureleo sans is a Colombian-American, non-binary, queer, formerly unhoused writer with a disability who resides in San Antonio, Texas. This year, she is a Tin House Scholar, a Roots Wounds Words Writers Retreat fellow, a Lambda Literary fellow, an ASF Workshop Fellow, and a Periplus fellow. She was named the second-place winner of Fractured Lit's 2021 Micro Fiction Contest and has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best Microfiction. Her work has been published in The Offing, Shenandoah, and Electric Literature and is forthcoming in Passages North, Salamander, No Tokens, and elsewhere. Follow her at @aureleos or (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jacob Shores-Argüello

Jacob Shores-Argüello is a Costa Rican American poet and prose writer. His second book Paraíso was selected for the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize. He is a 2018/019 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, a former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, and a Lannan Literary Fellow. His work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and The Oxford American, among others. He is working on a novel and a mixed genre book focusing on cultural symbols, borders, and climate. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Darina (Dasha) Sikmashvili

Darina (Dasha) Sikmashvili was born in Lubny, Ukraine, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she moved at age eight with her mother. Her fiction, essays, and screenplays have won the Hopwood Prize, the Kasdan Scholarship, the Chamberlain Award, as well as the Henfield Prize. Before pursuing an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan, Darina worked in film production for over a decade. Her writing has appeared in Hobart, The Common, and Fence, among others. She’s working on a novel. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Phillip Christian Smith

Phillip Christian Smith has been a Playwrights Realm and Lambda Literary Fellow. Winter Playwrights Retreat, two-time Blue Ink Playwriting Award Semi-Finalist. Finalist for The Dramatists Guild, the O’Neill (NPC), PlayPenn, and New Dramatists. His work has been supported by The Fire This Time Festival, Bennington College, Exquisite Corpse Company, Theatre Conspiracy, and Pace University, where he will be directing his play The Chechens this fall. MFA Yale School of Drama, BFA University of New Mexico. MFA Hunter ’23. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Valerie A. Smith

Valerie A. Smith is a poet who writes on behalf of the voiceless. She is a student of poetry in the PhD program at Georgia State University. She earned her masters at Kennesaw State University where she is currently a Lecturer of English. Her poems have appeared in Wayne Literary Review, Spectrum, Dogwood, Crosswinds, Aunt Chloe, Typehouse, Oyster River Pages, Obsidian, Solstice, Auburn Avenue, and South 85. Above all, she values spending quality time with her family. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Pablo Piñero Stillmann

Pablo Piñero Stillmann has been the recipient of Mexico's two top grants for young writers: The Foundation for Mexican Literature (f,l,m) and The National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA). His fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in, among other journals, Ninth Letter, Bennington Review, The Normal School, Notre Dame Review, The Rumpus, and Blackbird. His book of short stories Our Brains and the Brains of Miniature Sharks won the Moon City Short Fiction Award and was published in 2020 by Moon City Press. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Mika Taylor

Mika Taylor was a Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin and holds an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her work has been supported by grants and residency awards from the Ucross Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Wesleyan Writers Conference, Catwalk, and the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, Tin House, Ninth Letter, The Kenyon Review, Guernica, Diagram, and others. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Asha Thanki

Asha Thanki is a writer from St. Louis, MO. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Fourth River, The Common, Catapult, and more. An incoming 2022 Kundiman fellow, Asha received the Speculative Literature Foundation's 2020 AC Bose Grant. She is the winner of the 2019 Arkansas International’s Emerging Writers Prize and fourth prize winner of Zoetrope: All Story’s 2020 Short Fiction Competition. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota and edits for (Randall Kenan Scholar)

Josie Tolin

Josie Tolin is a fiction writer from Indiana and a current MFA student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she is assistant fiction editor of Grist Journal. She was longlisted for the 2022 Disquiet Prize and her work most recently appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal. You can find her book reviews online at Fiction Writers Review. (Barry Hannah Scholar)

Steffan Triplett

Steffan Triplett is a Black, queer writer from Joplin, Missouri. His recent nonfiction is forthcoming or appears in The Iowa Review, Fence, Lit Hub, Vulture, and DIAGRAM and is anthologized in the forthcoming It Came From The Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press 2022). He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and the Assistant Director for the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Analía Villagra

Analía Villagra’s work appears or is forthcoming in Bat City Review, New Ohio Review, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Fiction Editor for Split Lip Magazine and lives in Oakland, CA. You can find her online at (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Sarah Wang

Sarah Wang has written for the London Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, n+1, American Short Fiction, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is a current PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow, and a Tin House Scholar, a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow, a Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference Frances Andrews Scholar, the winner of a Nelson Algren prize for fiction, and has received support from Edith Wharton/Straw Dog Writers Guild, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Kundiman, Café Royal Cultural Foundation, and NYFA. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Victor Wei Ke Yang

Victor Wei Ke Yang is a writer and community organizer. He grew up between Kentucky, Canada, and China. His stories and essays appear in The Boston Globe, Longreads, The Chicago Tribune, The Rumpus, and The Southern Review, among others. He was a 2020-2021 Boston Artist-in-Residence and has an MFA in fiction from Boston University. He teaches writing at Amherst College. He’s incredibly excited to build fictional worlds and real-life community at Sewanee this summer. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Brandon Young

Brandon Young will be a creative writing PhD student at University of Utah, and received his MFA in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University. There he was the Lead Copyeditor and Associate Editor of Blackbird literary journal, and served as the 2021-2022 Larry Levis Poetry Reading Prize Fellow. He earned his BA from Indiana University Bloomington, and attended the 2021 Tin House Summer Writers Workshop. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, and BOAAT. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Qianze Zhang

Qianze Zhang is a winner of the 2021 PEN/Dau Prize for Debut Short Fiction. Her work appears in SinΘ Magazine and is forthcoming in the minnesota review and The Margins. She is a child of Chinese immigrants. (Stanley Elkin Scholar)

2021 Fellows and Scholars

2021 Fellows


Brittany Ackerman

Nkenna Akunna

Abdul Ali

Threa Almontaser

Ayşe Papatya Bucak

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

K-Ming Chang

Mario Chard

Leila Chatti

Cathy Linh Che

Kirstin Chen

Eduardo C. Corral

Milo Cramer

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

Nancy Wayson Dinan

Tessa Fontaine

Malcolm Friend

Liz Harmer

CJ Hauser

Ambalila Hemsell

Nicole Homer

Yang Huang

Allegra Hyde

Brionne Janae

Sandra Gail Lambert

Xandria Phillips

Kimberly Reyes

Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Arhm Choi Wild

Seayoung Yim

2021 Scholars


Maria Arreola

Joy Baglio

Mant Bares

Craig Beaven

Sindya Bhanoo

Pritha Bhattacharyya

Emilio Carrero

Jung Hae Chae

Vanessa Chan

Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Thomas Dai

Brian Dang

Quinn D. Eli

Madison Fielder

Mike Good

Benjamin Gucciardi

Sara Mae Henke

Dionne Irving Bremyer

Anna Jastrzembski

Emily Kaplan

Sarah Krohn

Pingmei Lan

Kat Lewis

Zach Linge

Joshua Martin

Keya Mitra

Valerie Muensterman

Nancy Nguyen

Wendy Oleson

Kathleen Maris Paltrineri

Colleen Kearney Rich


N.R. Robinson

Shannon Robinson

Benjamin Schaefer

Vandana Sehrawat

Serena Simpson

Annette Sisson

Mary South

Laura Spence-Ash

Angelique Stevens

Jay Stull

Kaj Tanaka

Morgan Thomas

Nicole VanderLinden

David Joez Villaverde

Pallavi Wakharkar

Jessica Walker

Lesley Wheeler

Désirée Zamoranont



2019 Fellows and Scholars

2019 Fellows


Chad Abushanab

D.M. Aderibigbe

Xhenet Aliu

Joseph J. Capista

Molly Dektar

Suzanne Feldman

Matt Gallagher

Natalie J. Graham

Jason Grote

Rachel Heng

Crystal Hana Kim

Edgar Kunz

Matthew Lansburgh

Lillian Li

William Lychack

Owen McLeod

Leona Sevick

Melissa Stein

Jon Tribble

Jesús I. Valles

Heather Young

2019 Scholars


Johanna Aitchison

Daphne Palasi Andreades

Xavier Navarro Aquino

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Graham Barnhart

Susan Donovan Bernhard

Terry Blackhawk

Brysen Boyd

Conor Bracken

Elijah Burrell

Catherine Carberry

Emily Chiles

Raphael Dagold

Armen Davoudian

Hannah Dow

Sydney Doyle

Meghan Dunn

Jaclyn Dwyer

Afsheen Farhadi

Shara Feit

Megan Fernandes

Anna Fox

Victoria Alejandra Garayalde

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Nick Fuller Googins


Miriam Bird Greenberg

Sara Henning

Jon Hickey

C.H. Hooks

Claire Jimenez

Nathan Alling Long

Kaia Angelica Lyons

Louise Marburg

Michael Mark

Alex McElroy

Rebecca McKanna

Eric McMillan

Maggie Millner

Derek Otsuji

Kate Reed Petty

Annie Reid

Jayme Ringleb

Dominic Russ-Combs

Gretchen Schrafft

Felicity Sheehy

Callie Siskel

Adam Stumacher

Mika Taylor

Sean Towey

James Winter

Sandy Yang

Hananah Zaheer

Jason Zencka



2018 Fellows and Scholars

2018 Fellows


Clare Beams

Venita Blackburn

Will Boast

Rita Bullwinkel

Kai Carlson-Wee

Lee Conell

Marian Crotty

Adam Giannelli

Annie Hartnett

Ladee Hubbard

Caleb Johnson

Diana Khoi Nguyen

Charlotte Pence

Shanthi Sekaran

Cherene Sherrard

Chelsea Sutton

Melisa Tien

Ryan Vine

Kathleen Winter

2018 Scholars


Amir Adam

Kathy Anderson

Rebecca Aronson

Rebekah Bergman

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Ryan Black

Rachel Bonds

Stephanie K Brownell

Brooke Bullman

Edward Derby

Laura Donnelly

Kristin Fogdall

J. Bruce Fuller

Ally Glass-Katz

Nathan Go

Mora V. Harris

Laura Hartenberger

Michael Hawley

Rob Howell

Yang Huang

Joshua Idaszak

Mahak Jain

Jess E. Jelsma

Kelsey Ann Kerr

Charlotte Lang

Quinn Lewis

Phillip Scott Mandel

Anna Marschalk-Burns

Donovan McAbee

Sarah McKinstry-Brown

T. J. McLemore

Jen Logan Meyer

Carrie R. Moore

Burt Myers

Janice Northerns

H. C. Palmer

Daniel Paul

Lynn Pedersen

Daye Phillippo

Michael Pontacoloni

Casey Quinn

Molly Reid

Rob Roensch

Lynn Schmeidler

Leona Sevick

Kari Shemwell

William Pei Shih

Jess Smith

Annie Woodford

Snowden Wright

Joshua Young



2017 Fellows and Scholars


2017 Fellows

Austin Allen (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Mia Alvar (Father William Ralston Fellow)

Paulette Boudreaux (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jericho Brown (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Dana Cann (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jeffrey Condran (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lisa Fay Coutley (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Eric Ekstrand (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

David Eye (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Julie Funderburk (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Sarah Green (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Rachel Hall (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Bryan Hurt (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

David Jacobi (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lee Clay Johnson (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

EJ Levy (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Courtney Meaker (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Amy Rowland (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Michael Shewmaker (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Hasanthika Sirisena (John N. Wall Fellow)

Anne Valente (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Chelsea Woodard (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

2017 Scholars

Erin Adair-Hodges (Claudia Emerson Scholar)

Bonnie Arning (Donald Justice Scholar)

Taneum Bambrick (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Anna Laird Barto (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Judy Bauerlein (Romulus Linney Scholar)

Caroline Beimford (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Annette C. Boehm (Howard Nemerov Scholar)

Darcy Parker Bruce (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Emily Choate (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Lee Conell (Barry Hannah Scholar)

Colby Cotton (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Lisa Cupolo (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Molia Dumbleton (Susannah McCorkle Scholar)

Sanderia Faye (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Lauren Feldman (Horton Foote Scholar)

Julia Franks (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Vishwas R. Gaitonde (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Amanda Galvan Huynh (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kate Gaskin (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Donna Gordon (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Alina Grabowski (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

CJ Hauser (Peter Taylor Scholar)

Gabriel Houck (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Dionne Irving (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jordan Jacks (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Matt Kelsey (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Robert Lee Kendrick (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Emily Kiernan (Tennessee Williams Scholar)


Ben Kingsley (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Karin Lin-Greenberg (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Andrew Mangan (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Dawn Manning (Mona Van Duyn Scholar)

Gale Massey (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kate McQuade (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jenny Molberg (Mark Strand Scholar)

Jennifer Murvin (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Hannah Oberman-Breindel (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Erin Kate Ryan (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Blake Sanz (Borchardt Scholar)

Eric Schlich (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Emily Schulten (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kate Osana Simonian (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Marianna Staroselsky (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Stanley Elkin Scholar)

Emily Tuszynska (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kara van de Graaf (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Regina Walton (Anthony Hecht Scholar)

Catherine Weingarten (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

David Welch (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jim Whiteside (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Ruth Williams (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Alex Wilson (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Hilary Zaid (Tennessee Williams Scholar)



2016 Fellows and Scholars

2016 Fellows

Marie-Helene Bertino (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Bill Beverly (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Edith Freni (Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence)

Charles Hughes (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Krista Knight (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Dave Madden (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

James Davis May (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Tyler Mills (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Maggie Mitchell (John N. Wall Fellow)

Nathan Oates (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Patricia Park (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Elizabeth Poliner (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Nancy Reddy (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Will Schutt (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Justin Taylor (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Vu Tran (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Douglas Watson (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jacob White (Father William Ralston Fellow)

2016 Scholars

Brittany K. Allen (Borchardt Scholar)

Nancy J. Allen (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kathleen Balma (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Brett Beach (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Anna Lena Phillips Bell (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Britton Buttrill (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Joshua Butts (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Chris Cander (Peter Taylor Scholar)

Stephanie Carpenter (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Matt Cashion (Barry Hannah Scholar)

Tiana Clark (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Martin Cloutier (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Cátia Cunha (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Sarah Einspanier (Horton Foote Scholar)

Susan Finch (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jonathan Fink (Mark Strand Scholar)

Kitty Forbes (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Hazel Foster (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Luke Geddes (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Charity Gingerich (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Mikko Harvey (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Joseph Holt (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Abriana Jetté (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

L. A. Johnson (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Janine Joseph (Howard Nemerov Scholar)

Jennifer Wisner Kelly (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Meghan Kenny (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Edgar Kunz (Donald Justice Scholar)


Carrie La Seur (Susannah McCorkle Scholar)

D.S. Magid (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Angela Mitchell (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Oindrila Mukherjee (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Maria Nazos (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Susannah Nevison (John Hollander Scholar)

Ricardo Nuila (Stanley Elkin Scholar)

Ryan Oliveira (Romulus Linney Scholar)

Koye Oyedeji (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Pete Pazmino (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Charlotte Pence (Anthony Hecht Scholar)

Deborah Phelps (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Edward Porter (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Saara Myrene Raappana (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jacques J. Rancourt (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kristin Robertson (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Austin Smith (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Nathan Spoon (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Dario Sulzman (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Joselyn Takacs (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Carol Test (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Artress Bethany White (Mona Van Duyn Scholar)

Nick White (Tennessee Williams Scholar)



2015 Fellows and Scholars

2015 Fellows

Dan Albergotti (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Malachi Black (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Rachel Cantor (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Sheila Carter-Jones (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

George David Clark (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Brandon Courtney (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Rebecca Foust (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jacqueline Goldfinger (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jesse Goolsby (Walter E. Dakin Fellowship)

Christian Kiefer (Father William Ralston Fellow)

Gary Leising (William E. Dakin Fellow)

Kelly Luce (John N. Wall Fellow)

Monica McFawn (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Matt W. Miller (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Sarah Rose Nordgren (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Rajesh Parameswaran (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Natalie Serber (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jason Skipper (Walter E. Dakin Fellowship)

Matt Sumell (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Catherine Trieschmann (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

2015 Scholars

Austin Allen (Howard Nemerov Scholar)

Matthew Baker (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Cara Bayles (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Ash Bowen (Mona Van Duyn Scholar)

William Brewer (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Rita Bullwinkel (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Alan Stewart Carl (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Anders Carlson-Wee (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kai Carlson-Wee (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Garrard Conley (Barry Hannah Scholarship)

Will Cordeiro (John Hollander Scholar)

Meg Day (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Nicole Dennis-Benn (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Lindsey Drager (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jaclyn Dwyer (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Cody Ernst (Mark Strand Scholar)

Nausheen Eusuf (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

J.P. Grasser (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Simon Han (Susannah McCorkle Scholar)

Christine Hemp (Anthony Hecht Scholar)

Andrea Jurjević (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Claire Kiechel (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jessica Langan-Peck (Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholar)

Matthew Lansburgh (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

O. A. Lindsey (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Caleb Ludwick (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Cate Lycurgus (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

L.S. McKee (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kelly McQuain (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Brad Aaron Modlin (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kate Mulley (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Tara Mae Mulroy (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Raul Palma (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Emily Pease (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Brenda Peynado (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Nathan Poole (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Julie Shavers (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Sujata Shekar (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Caitlin Saylor Stephens (Romulus Linney Scholar)

Christina Stoddard (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Liv Stratman (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Shubha Sunder (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Cam Terwilliger (Stanley Elkin Scholar)

Casey Thayer (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

John Thornton Williams (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Bess Winter (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Deborah Yarchun (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Liz Ziemska (Tennessee Williams Scholar)



2014 Fellows and Scholars

2014 Fellows

James Arthur (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Carlene Bauer (John N. Wall Fellow)

Mark Jay Brewin, Jr. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Karen Engelmann (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Pamela Erens (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Kerry James Evans (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Alan Grostephan (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Chloe Honum (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Alta Ifland (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Luis Jaramillo (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

TJ Jarrett (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Cheri Magid (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Rose McLarney (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

David James Poissant (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Mark Powell (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Anna Ross (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

James Scott (Father William Ralston Fellow)

Diana Stahl (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Stefanie Wortman's (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

2014 Scholars

Kilby Allen (Susannah McCorkle Scholar)

Kirsten Andersen (Anthony Hecht Scholar)

Corey Campbell (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Julialicia Case (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Diane Cook (Peter Taylor Scholar)

Rebecca Evanhoe (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

David Eye (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Raymond Fleischmann (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Amanda Goldblatt (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Graham Hillard (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Anna Claire Hodge (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Julie Iromuanya (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Cindy King (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Reese Okyong Kwon (Stanley Elkin Scholar)

Christopher Linforth (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Michelle Menting (Donald Justice Scholar)

Benjamin Myers (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Liz Maestri (Horton Foote Scholar)

Helene Montagna (Romulus Linney Scholar)

Matt Morton (John Hollander Scholar)

Emily Nemens (Barry Hannah Scholar)

Clarinda Ross (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Courtney Sender (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Lydia Ship (Mona Van Duyn Scholarship)

Gabriella R. Tallmadge (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Seth Brady Tucker (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Anne Valente (Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholar)

Laura Van Prooyen (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Paula Whyman (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

William Kelley Woolfitt (Howard Nemerov Scholar)