Staff

 

Adam Latham

Adam Latham

Adam Latham is the Associate Director of Marketing and Admission for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His fiction has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, Mississippi Review, and storySouth. He is the 2018 recipient of Blackbird's Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize and is currently working on a novel.

Email: allatham@sewanee.edu
Phone: 931-598-1654


Gwen E. Kirby

Gwen Kirby

Gwen E. Kirby is the Associate Director of Programs and Finance for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. A proud graduate of Carleton College, she received her MFA from Johns Hopkins University and her PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Her stories appear in One Story, Tin House, Guernica, Blackbird, Mississippi Review, Best Short Fictions 2018, and elsewhere, and she was the 2018–2019 George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Email: gekirby@sewanee.edu
Phone: 931-598-1141

Brittany K. Allen

Brittany AllenBrittany K. Allen is a Brooklyn-based writer and actor. She has prose published or forthcoming in McSweeney's, Kenyon Review (Online), Catapult, and elsewhere, and her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her play Redwood will receive its world premiere at Portland Center Stage this fall, and she is currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons and Manhattan Theatre Club/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Covens include the emerging writers group at the Public Theatre, and EST/Youngblood.

Darcy Parker Bruce

Darcy Parker BruceDarcy 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

Norris EppesNorris Eppes's writing is published in Hobart, The Surfer's Journal, Newsweek, Bitter Southerner (forthcoming), 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.

Samuel Fox

foxSam Fox holds a BA from Sewanee and an MA from the University of Chicago. He works in the books department at ICM Partners in New York City.

Amina Gautier

Amina GautierAmina 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

GrovesDaniel 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 HeinenJonathan 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

Hastings HenselHastings Hensel is the author of the poetry collections Ballyhoo (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) and Winter Inlet, winner of the 2014-2015 Unicorn Press First Book Prize, as well as the chapbook Control Burn. 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 JayroeKate Jayroe works at Modsy, an Interior Design startup in Portland, Oregon. Work by Kate appears in Hayden's Ferry Review, The Fanzine, Joyland, Tammy, and elsewhere. Kate holds an MFA in fiction from Portland State University. Previous experience includes bookselling at Powell's Books and internships at Literary Arts and Oxford American.

Shelby Knauss

Shelby Knauss graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2018 and is the 2018-2019 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Ananda Lima

Ananda LimaAnanda Lima’s work has appeared or is upcoming in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, The Kenyon Review Online, Colorado Review, The Common, Rattle, Jubilat and elsewhere.She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. In 2019, she served as the poetry judge for the AWP Kurt Brown Prize and was a mentor in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program. Her chapbook, Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019), won the 2018 Vella Chapbook Contest. She lives in Chicago.

Nathaniel Nelson

Nathaniel NelsonNathaniel 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

PooleChris 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 ReviewApt, and elsewhere.

Megan Greene Roberts

Megan Greene Roberts

Megan Greene Roberts has previously served as an associate director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her stories appear in SLICE, NELLE, and The Tulane Review. Her novel-in-progress received honorable mention from the James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

Bea Troxel

Bea TroxelBea 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

Adam VinesAdam 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).