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

2023 Fellows

Carissa Atallah
Carissa Atallah is a playwright from Southern California. Her titles include Brown Face, winner of The Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award presented by the Kennedy Center, and Voir Dire, winner of the 45th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. Carissa has an MFA in Creative Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Gabrielle Bates
Gabrielle Bates is the author of the poetry collection Judas Goat (Tin House, 2023). A Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship finalist and co-host of the podcast The Poet Salon, Bates’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, and elsewhere. She teaches occasionally through the University of Washington Rome Center, Tin House Writers' Workshops, and Brooklyn Poets. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she is currently based in Seattle, WA. Twitter: @GabrielleBates (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Joseph Cassara
Joseph Cassara is the author of The House of Impossible Beauties. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is currently working on a second novel and a collection of personal essays. He has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, MacDowell, The Studios of Key West, and California Humanities. He currently serves as the George & Judy Marcus Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Katie Condon
Katie Condon is the author of Praying Naked, winner of The Journal Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize. Her recent poems appear in or are forthcoming from the New Yorker, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, and the Academy of American Poets' anthology 100 Poems That Matter. Katie is an assistant professor of English at Southern Methodist University. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Marisa Crane
Marisa Crane is a writer, basketball player, and sweatpants enthusiast. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, No Tokens, TriQuarterly, Passages North, Florida Review, The Offing, Lit Hub, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. An attendee of the Tin House Workshop and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and an American Short Fiction Fellow, they are the author of the debut novel, I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself, which was a January Indie Next Pick and New York Times Editors' Choice. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Meg Day
Deaf, genderqueer poet Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. A recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Day’s recent work can be found in Best American Poetry & The New York Times. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing in the MFA program at North Carolina State University. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry
Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry published over fifty stories and received ten Pushcart Prize nominations, as well as three special mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthologies. Her work appeared in Zyzzyva, Subtropics, Zoetrope: All Story, LitHub, Electric Literature, Indiana Review, The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Nimrod, and elsewhere. Kristina is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize for her first collection of stories, What Isn’t Remembered, long-listed for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. Her debut novel, The Orchard, was picked by the New York Post as one of the best books of the year and is a finalist for the 2023 Chautauqua Prize.(Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Richie Hofmann
Richie Hofmann is the author of two books of poems, A Hundred Lovers (2022) and Second Empire (2015). His poetry appears recently in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, and The Yale Review, and has been honored with the Ruth Lilly and Wallace Stegner fellowships. New work is forthcoming in Poetry and The Paris Review. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lars Horn
Lars Horn’s first book, VOICE OF THE FISH, won the 2020 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, the 2023 Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, and was named an honor book for the 2023 Stonewall Israel Fishman Nonfiction Book Award. The recipient of fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Horn’s writing has appeared in Granta, VQR, the Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

K. Iver
K. Iver (they/them) is a nonbinary trans poet born in Mississippi. Their book Short Film Starring My Beloved’s Red Bronco won the 2022 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry from Milkweed Editions. Their poems have appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, The Adroit, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Iver is the 2021-2022 Ronald Wallace Fellow for Poetry at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. They have a PhD in Poetry from Florida State University. For more, visit (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Erin Khar
Erin Khar is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir STRUNG OUT (Park Row Books| HarperCollins), which she is currently developing into a limited series with Burn Later Productions. She is also completing her first novel and an essay collection. Erin's long-running advice column, Ask Erin, lives on Substack, and her essays have appeared in many places, including The Times of London Sunday Magazine, Salon, SELF, and The Rumpus. She lives in New York City. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Caroline Kim
Caroline Kim is the author of a collection of short stories about the Korean diaspora, The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories, which won the 2020 Drue Heinz Prize in Literature, was a finalist for a Northern California Book Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize in Fiction, and was long listed for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and The Story Prize. (Kundiman Fellow)

Peter Kispert
Peter Kispert is the author of the debut story collection I Know You Know Who I Am (Penguin Books, 2020), an Elle Magazine Best Book of the Year and O, The Oprah Magazine Best LGBT Book of the Year. The collection has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and The TODAY Show, and in the New York Times, among other outlets. His writing was recently published in Story, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times Book Review, Electric Literature‘s Recommended Reading, and elsewhere. Peter is an Assistant Editor at American Short Fiction and at work on his debut novel. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Karin Lin-Greenberg
Karin Lin-Greenberg is the author of the novel You Are Here (Counterpoint Press, 2023) and the story collections Faulty Predictions (University of Georgia Press, 2014) and Vanished (University of Nebraska Press, 2022). Faulty Predictions won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and Vanished won the Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize. She lives in upstate New York and is an associate professor in the English Department at Siena College. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Cassandra López
Casandra López is a California Indian (Tongva/Luiseño/Cahuilla) and Chicana writer who has received support from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf, and Tin House. She’s the author of the poetry collection, Brother Bullet, and has been selected for residencies with Storyknife, Hedgebrook, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her memoir-in-progress, A Few Notes on Grief was granted a 2019 James W. Ray Venture Project Award. She teaches at UC San Diego. (In-Na-Po Fellow)

Sarah Mantell
Sarah Mantell (they/them) is the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize with In the Amazon Warehouse Parking Lot. Theatres they’ve worked with include Playwrights Horizons, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Boston Court Pasadena, The Playwrights Realm, and Artists Repertory Theatre. Essays include “Touch the Wound, But Don’t Live There” in American Theatre Magazine and “On the Loss of a Play and Things Worth Losing” on 3Views. Sarah currently lives in the woods of Vermont. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Ricky J Martinez
Ricky J. Martinez is a Cuban-American artist formerly the Artistic Director for New Theatre in Miami. As a playwright he's been mentored by Kia Corthron, Arthur Kopit and Tina Howe; an NNPN playwright alumni; members of the Playwright’s Center and a Dramatist Guild Member. Martinez is the first Hispanic/Latino to receive the coveted Margo Jones Award, a Remy pioneer award recipient and April 30th is proclaimed as Ricky J. Martinez Day in Miami-Dade County. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Emi Nietfeld
Emi Nietfeld is a former foster youth and the author of Acceptance (Penguin Press ‘22), a critically-acclaimed memoir that NPR named as a best book of the year. Her writing appears in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Nation, Slate, Boulevard, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A software engineer by training, Emi has received support from Hedgebrook, Blue Mountain Center, and The YoungArts Foundation. She lives in New York City. You can find her online at (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Joseph Osmundson
Joseph Osmundson is a scientist, activist, and writer. His book of essays, VIROLOGY, was published by Norton in 2022 and called "dazzling" by the New York Times. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The Village Voice, Gawker, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, and The Feminist Wire. He teaches Biology at NYU and Creative Nonfiction at Columbia University. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Emilly Prado
Emilly Prado is an award-winning author and journalist, educator, and DJ living in Portland, Oregon. Her debut essay collection, Funeral for Flaca, was a winner of a 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Award and a 2021 bronze winner of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in Essays, amongst other honors. Her multimedia journalism has appeared in 30+ publications including NPR, Marie Claire, and Eater, and was supported by a 2018 Community Stories Fellowship in partnership with Oregon Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Pulitzer Prizes. Emilly is a Tin House and Las Dos Brujas alum, co-founder of BIPOC arts non-profit Portland in Color and Latinx DJ collective Noche Libre, and a Blackburn fellow and graduate to be at the Randolph College MFA. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Manuel (Blake) Sanz
Blake Sanz was chosen by Brandon Taylor as the winner of the 2021 Iowa Short Fiction Award for his story collection, The Boundaries of Their Dwelling, which was also a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and was long-listed for Stanford's William Saroyan Prize for International Fiction. His fiction has appeared in Ecotone, American Short Fiction, Puerto del Sol, and other literary magazines. He teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Laura Spence-Ash
Laura Spence-Ash’s debut novel, Beyond That, the Sea, was published by Celadon Books in March 2023. The novel received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, was named a GMA Buzz Pick, and is an Indie Next pick for April 2023. Her short fiction has appeared in One Story, New England Review, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. Her critical essays and book reviews appear regularly in the Ploughshares blog. She received her MFA in fiction from Rutgers–Newark. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Dior J. Stephens
Dior J. Stephens is a proud pisces hailing from Midwestern waters. He is the author of the chapbooks SCREAMS & lavender, 001, and CANNON!. CRUEL/CRUEL, their debut full-length collection, is out now with Nightboat Books. They happily serve as the Managing Poetry Editor of Foglifter Journal and Press. You can find their work at Peach Mag, fourteen poems, Somesuch Stories, and Variety Pack. (Cave Canem Fellow)

Erin Swan
Erin Swan is the author of Walk the Vanished Earth (Viking, 2022), a speculative novel spanning two hundred years, seven generations, and two planets. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, South Carolina Review, Inkwell Journal, Portland Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of the MFA program at The New School and Teachers College at Columbia University, she lives in Brooklyn and teaches English at a public high school in lower Manhattan. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Liba Vaynberg
Described by the New York Times as "wonderfully real and raw," Liba Vaynberg is the daughter of Ukrainian and Azeri Jews. She studied Molecular Biology at Yale before receiving her MFA at Columbia. Her plays include The Matriarchs (Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Civilians R&D, Theater J Abramson Finalist, Blue Ink finalist), The Gett (Rattlestick, Princess Grace Semi-Finalist, Colorado New Play Festival), Round Table (59E59, Fault Line, Times Square Chronicles 10 Best Plays of 2019), Scheiss Book (United Solo Festival: Best One-Woman Show & Backstage Magazine Audience Choice Award, Dixon Place, Wild Project), and The Blue Parts with Dina Vovsi (Working Theater, NYSCA). Performances includeThe Soap Myth (PBS) opposite Ed Asner, Oregon Trail at the Women's Project, Lost In Yonkers opposite Marsha Mason (CT Critics' Circle nom.) and Golem of Havana at La Mama. She also writes for Lilith Magazine. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

R.A. Villanueva
R.A. Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. New work has been featured by the Academy of American Poets and on National Public Radio—and his writing appears widely in literary publications such as Poetry, Ploughshares, and Poetry London. His honors include commendations from the Forward Prizes and fellowships from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and Kundiman. He lives in Brooklyn. (Wyatt Prunty Fellow)

Laura Walter
Laura Maylene Walter is the author of the novel Body of Stars (Dutton). Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Slate, Kenyon Review, The Sun, The Masters Review, and elsewhere, and she has received grants, fellowships, or residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, Ohio Arts Council, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Ohioana Library Association, and Art Omi. She is the Ohio Center for the Book Fellow at Cleveland Public Library, where she hosts Page Count, a literary podcast. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Diane Zinna
Diane Zinna is the author of The All-Night Sun (Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the Cabell First Novelist Award. She is the creator of Grief Writing Sundays, a popular class that has met every week since the start of the pandemic. Her craft book on the art of telling our most difficult stories, Letting Grief Speak, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

2023 Scholars

Skye Anicca
Skye Anicca is a writer, educator, and certified creative mindset coach. She is the winner of Fairy Tale Review’s Prose Award, the Ringold Award from Nimrod International Journal and a Dana Award. She is the recipient of a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Wellstone Center. She has been a fiction contributor at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and the NYS Writers’ Conference. Contact: (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Urvashi Bahuguna
Urvashi Bahuguna is a poet and essayist whose work has been recognised by scholarships and fellowships from Tin House, Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts, Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Charles Wallace India Trust, and others. She is the author of Terrarium (The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, 2019) and No Straight Thing Was Ever Made (Penguin India, 2021). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Passages North, Gulf Coast, Copper Nickel, The Adroit Journal, The Penguin Book of Indian Poets and elsewhere. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Taneum Bambrick
Taneum Bambrick (she/they) is the author of Intimacies, Received (Copper Canyon Press, Sept 2022) and Vantage, which was selected for the 2019 American Poetry Review/Honickman first book award. A 2020 Stegner Fellow, she is a Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California’s PhD program. Their work appears in the New Yorker, The Nation, PEN, and their essay “Sturgeon” was the recipient of the BOOTH 2019 nonfiction prize. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Daniel Barnum
Daniel Barnum lives and writes in Philadelphia. Their poems and essays appear in Sycamore Review, Guernica, Washington Square Review, The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. Formerly the managing editor of The Journal, they now serve as an editor for Poetry Online. Their debut chapbook, Names for Animals, was the 2020 selection in the Robin Becker Prize from Seven Kitchens Press, and won the 2022 Jean Pedrick Prize from the New England Poetry Club. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Rebecca Bernard
Rebecca Bernard’s debut collection of stories, Our Sister Who Will Not Die won the Non/Fiction Prize held by The Journal and was published by Mad Creek Books in August 2022. Recent fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Ninth Letter, and Wigleaf among other venues. She is an Assistant Professor at Angelo State University and serves as a Fiction Editor for The Boiler. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Rhoni Blankenhorn
Rhoni Blankenhorn is a Filipina-American writer. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Air/Light Magazine, Hyperallergic, RHINO, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Pigeon Pages, Girl Blood Info, and elsewhere. She was a 2022-2023 Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where she is an MFA candidate in poetry and translation. Rhoni is a member of SNAG (the School of New Art Geographies), and poetry co-editor at The Brazenhead Review. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

C. Adán Cabrera
C. Adán Cabrera is a Salvadoran-American writer and translator based in Barcelona, Spain. Among other publication credits, Carlos’s writing has appeared in Carve Magazine, Kweli, and Digging Through the Fat and his work has also received support from Tin House and the Lambda Literary Foundation. Originally from Los Angeles, Carlos holds an M.F.A. from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. from UCLA. Visit him online at (Randall Kenan Scholar)

Rucy Cui
Rucy Cui is a writer from San Jose, California. Her stories have been awarded the Barry Hannah and Bennington Fiction Prizes. Her nonfiction appears in Lonely Planet. She screens short films for the Center for Asian American Media and holds an MFA from the University of Wyoming. ( Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Elena Dudum
San Francisco-native, Elena Dudum is a Palestinian-Syrian writer whose work explores the boundaries of generational trauma and what it means to have an identity shaped by political narratives. As a grandchild of Palestinian refugees, her writing tries to make sense of the amorphous idea of ‘back home.’ She’s a graduate of Barnard College and currently teaches composition at Columbia University where she completed her MFA in Nonfiction Writing. Her work has been published in Carve Magazine and is forthcoming in Apogee. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

KaToya Ellis Fleming
KaToya Ellis Fleming is the editor of Lookout Books and an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She holds a BA in English from Spelman College and an MFA in Narrative Nonfiction from the University of Georgia. She’s currently at work on her debut nonfiction book entitled Finding Frank, an excerpt from which was published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Oxford American. Her words have additionally appeared in the Georgia Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Catherine Epstein
Catherine Epstein is a writer and teacher living in Virginia. Her plays include Arbor (Huntington Theatre Company’s 2022 Breaking Ground Festival of New Work), Orchard (2022 Dream Boston Commission), Allemansrätten (Forward Theater Company's 2023 Monologue Festival), and Oxbow (Huntington Theatre Company’s 2023 Summer Workshop). Catherine was a 2019-2022 Huntington Playwriting Fellow and has been a resident at the Catwalk Art Residency in Catskill, New York. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Tina Esper
Tina Esper (she/her) is a first-generation American playwright of Lebanese-Brazilian and Portuguese descent. Her multi-cultural background informs her storytelling and underscores themes of dislocation, assimilation and the pursuit of freedom. Her play, Neighbor Jane is the co-recipient of the 2023 National Partners of the American Theatre’s Julie Jensen Playwriting Award. Neighbor Jane was also selected for the 2022 Great Plains Theatre Conference. Tina is pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Danielle Frimer
Danielle Frimer is a playwright and screenwriter. Recently, her plays have been performed and developed with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, the Valdez Theatre Conference, and the Rosendale Theatre. Danielle is the winner of the Fresh Fruit Festival's 2023 Short Play Contest and has upcoming productions and performances with TOSOS in NYC and Round the Bend Theatre. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and dog. BA: Yale; MFA: American Conservatory Theatre. ( Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Sarah Frisch
Sarah Frisch is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, the VQR, and The New England Review. She’s won a Pushcart Prize and an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for fiction and has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award. (Susannah McCorkle Scholar)

Gursimrat Kaur
Gursimrat (she/her/hers) is a playwright and screenwriter whose work grapples with questions of identity in our modern society and dissects subjects of faith, doubt, and cross-cultural human connection. Her plays have been developed at the Curious Theatre Branch, MOXIE Theatre, Hedgebrook Playwriting Residency, Wild Imagining Theatre, HBMG Foundation, The Playwrights' Center, Monson Arts and Elsewhere Studios among others. She is the recipient of The Allan Havis Playwriting Award (UC San Diego) and Award of Merit for Individual Screenwriting (Southern Shorts) and has been finalist for Jane Chambers Award, ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition, and Jerome and Many Voices Fellowships at The Playwrights Center. She was the 2019-2020 Core Apprentice at The Playwrights' Center. She's a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's MFA Playwriting program where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Patricia Grace King
Patricia Grace King (she/her) lives in England. Her novel manuscript, Outsider Art, was aFinalist for the 2023 PEN Bellwether Award and longlisted for the McKitterick Prize. Her shorter fiction has won the Miami University Novella Prize, The Florida Review’s Leiby Award, and Kore Press’s Short Fiction Award and has additionally been published by Ploughshares, Narrative, The Gettysburg Review, and Nimrod. As an Eccles Centre Visiting Scholar at the British Library, she’s at work on a second novel. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Logan Klutse
Logan Klutse (he/him) is a poet and playwright from Lakewood, CO, who graduated from Yale in May 2023 with B.A.s in English (Writing Concentration) and Theater Studies. His work has appeared in Mason Jar Press and exhibitions at the Yale University Art Gallery, has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Workshop, and the Community of Writers, and has received fellowships from the Richter Fund, the Gordon Grand Fund, and the Michael Manzella Foundation. Follow him @loganseyram (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Monique Laban
Monique Laban is a writer from New York. Her work has been published in The Offing, Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, Clarkesworld, Catapult, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2022 Hedgebrook residency. She is currently writing a novel. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Tanner Akoni Laguatan
Tanner Akoni Laguatan is a writer, designer, and entrepreneur living in Venice Beach, California. He builds artificial intelligence for Google and runs Postcards Home, a clothing line inspired by his family's immigration from the Philippines. His first published essay "Between These Lives, Azeroth" appeared in WIRED and was selected for The Best American Essays 2022. He is at work on a memoir about Hollywood, weed, and a hundred years of Filipino-American family history. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Ae Hee Lee
Born in South Korea and raised in Peru, Ae Hee Lee’s debut poetry collection ASTERISM was selected by John Murillo for the 2022 Dorset Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. She is author of poetry chapbooks Bedtime || Riverbed, Dear bear, and Connotary (Bull City Press’ Frost Place Chapbook Competition Winner). Her work can be found at POETRY, The Georgia Review, Poetry Northwest, New England Review, and Southern Review, among others. (Mark Strand Scholar)

Jami Nakamura Lin
Jami Nakamura Lin is the author of the illustrated speculative memoir The Night Parade (Mariner Books/HarperCollins and Scribe UK, October 24, 2023). A former Catapult columnist, she’s been published in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, the anthology What God is Honored Here? (U. Minnesota Press) and other publications. She has received grants, fellowship, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts/Japan-US Friendship Commission, Yaddo, Sewanee, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, among others. (Ernest J. Gaines Scholar)

Mimi Manyin
Mimi Manyin writes fiction when she is not improvising on the piano. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Meridian, The Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. Her work has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Tin House Summer/Winter Workshops, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and American Short Fiction Summer Workshop. Mimi is at work on a novel and a collection of short stories. Connect with her @MimiManyin. (Peter Taylor Scholar)

Jessie Ren Marshall
Jessie Ren Marshall’s debut story collection, WOMEN! IN! PERIL!, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2024 and will be followed by her novel ALOHALAND. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from places like New England Review, Electric Literature, ZYZZYVA, Joyland, TriQuarterly, and the New York Times. Also a playwright, she lives off-grid with her dogs on Hawaiʻi Island. Find out more at (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Peyton Marshall
Peyton Marshall is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of the Richard Yates Award for Short Fiction. Her first novel, Goodhouse, came out from FSG in 2014 and was a finalist for the International Association of Crime Writers’ 2014 Dashiell Hammett Prize. Peyton’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, A Public Space, Best New American Voices. She was awarded an NEA Prose Writing Fellowship for 2022-23. (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 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 poetry collection, The Distance Between Birds, is forthcoming October 2023. 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. She lives in Beaufort, SC with two dogs, Jane and Arlo. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Amy Neswald
Amy Neswald is a fiction writer and screenwriter. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Normal School, Bat City Review, and Green Mountain Review, among others. Her debut novel-in-stories I Know You Love Me, Too, is a recipient of the New American Fiction Prize and a finalist for a Maine Literary Award. Her short film Solitaire is a semi-finalist for the Beverly Hills Arthouse Film Festival. Prior to moving to rural Maine, she had a long career as a wigmaster for Broadway shows. She teaches creative writing at the University of Maine in Farmington. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Dhari Noel
Dhari Noel is a Queer Black-Caribbean-Harlemite playwright/performer whose work explores the incoherence of race, failures of gender, and inherited performances. This summer, Dhari will be a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers’ Conference and an Emerging LGBTQ Voices fellow at Lambda Literary’s writing retreat. Recent plays include: Penguin Sex With Mr. Morgan (ANTfest/Ars Nova) Man Made, Spirit Junkie (Cherry Picking, The Wild Project). Dhari is pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at Brown. (Tennessee Williams Scholar) 

Tierney Oberhammer
Tierney Oberhammer’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in swamp pink, The Adroit Journal, Aster(ix), and Cincinnati Review. She was named a 2023 Anthony Veasna So Scholar by The Adroit Journal and awarded a Blackburn Fellowship by Randolph College. Tierney has been a member of the Wildcat Writing Group since 2022 and is currently working on a collection of stories and a novel. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with Jamie and Wavy. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

 Cindy Juyoung Ok
Cindy Juyoung Ok is the author of Ward Toward (forthcoming from Yale University Press, 2024), chosen by Rae Armantrout for the 2023 Yale Younger Poets Prize. A MacDowell Fellow, Kenyon Review Fellow, and Capote Fellow, Ok teaches creative writing and has poems in The Nation, The Massachusetts Review, and Poetry. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Natasha Oladokun
Natasha Oladokun is a Black, queer poet and essayist from Virginia. She earned a BA in English from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in creative writing from Hollins University. She holds fellowships from Cave Canem, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Twelve Literary Arts, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the inaugural First Wave Poetry fellow. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets, Image, Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, Harper’s Bazaar,Catapult, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and is working on her first collection of poems. (Claudia Emerson Scholarship)

L. Renée
L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer, who works as Assistant Director of Furious Flower Poetry Center and Assistant Professor of English at James Madison University. Nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net and two Pushcart Prizes, her work has been published in Obsidian, Tin House Online, Poetry Northwest and elsewhere. A Cave Canem and Watering Hole fellow, she won the 2022 Rattle Poetry Prize and Appalachian Review’s Denny C. Plattner Award. (Howard Nemerov Scholar)

Jacob Marx Rice
Jacob Marx Rice is a playwright and screenwriter based in Queens. His plays have been produced and developed in over a dozen cities on three continents at theaters including The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, The Finborough Theatre in London, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Flea Theater, EST, and Atlantic Theatre Stage 2. Jacob has won the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, an EST Sloan Commission, and the Faculty Award from NYU. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Colleen Rothman
Colleen Rothman grew up in south Louisiana and, after a long stint in the Midwest, now lives in New Orleans. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Literary Hub, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. She studied English literature at Carleton College and attended the Tin House Summer Workshop and Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. An associate series editor for the Wigleaf Top 50, she is working on a short story collection. Learn more at (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Matthew Siegel
Matthew Siegel is the author of Blood Work, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Blood Work was also released on CB Editions in the U.K. where it was shortlisted for The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection by the Forward Foundation. His poems and essays have appeared in Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Guardian, PBS NewsHour, San Francisco Chronicle, the Sun, Tin House, and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he holds a B.A. from Binghamton University and an M.F.A. from University of Houston. He lives in Oakland, California with his dog Fran. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Sophie Stein
Sophie Stein earned her MFA from Indiana University, where she received the Ross Lockridge, Jr. Award for best short story and served as the fiction editor for the Indiana Review. Her short fiction has won awards from Third Coast, The Hypertext Review, and december magazine; her work has also appeared in Electric Literature, The Briar Cliff Review, and elsewhere. She lives in New York, where she is at work on her first novel. (Stanley Elkin Scholar)

Maud Streep
Maud Streep is a fiction writer from Nyack, NY. She received a 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and a 2017 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship at the Center for Fiction. Her writing has appeared in One Story, The Cut, and PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 and has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Djerassi, Lighthouse Works, VCCA, and Yaddo. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Daniel Tam-Claiborne
Daniel Tam-Claiborne is a multiracial essayist and author of the short story collection What Never Leaves. His writing has appeared in Catapult, Literary Hub, Off Assignment, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. A 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, he holds degrees from Oberlin College, Yale University, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His debut novel-in-progress, Transplants, was a finalist for the 2023 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Steffan Triplett
Steffan Triplett is a Black, queer writer from Joplin, Missouri. His first book, Bad Forecast, is forthcoming on Essay Press (2024). His recent nonfiction appears in The Iowa Review, Fence, Lit Hub, Vulture, and DIAGRAM and is anthologized in It Came From The Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press 2022). He is a Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the Managing Director for the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kira Tucker
Kira Tucker (she/they) is an artist from Memphis and MFA+MA candidate at Northwestern University. Kira’s work appears in Tupelo Quarterly, The Spectacle, Tyger Quarterly, and elsewhere. Former TriQuarterly editorial assistant and current Prison Education Program tutor, Kira has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, Tin House, and the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Her latest work centers on dreaming—a poetic investigation spanning the mythos of the American Dream and the landscapes of our collective unconscious. (Donald Justice Scholar)

Thalia Vacha
Thalia Vacha’s nonfiction has appeared in The Audacity, Joyland, the LA Review of Books, and Longreads. She has received fellowships from Tin House, the Marius DeBrabant Fund, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She is completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and will soon start a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she is based. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Juan Fernando Villagomez
Juan Fernando Villagómez is an Austin-based author from Houston, TX whose work has appeared in Texas Monthly, American Short Fiction, The Cincinnati Review, The Acentos Review and Ghost City Press. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received support from the James A. Michener Center for Writers, the Community of Writers, the Willapa Bay Artist Residency, and the Macondo Workshop. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Texas in Austin. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Bernardo Wade
From New Orleans, Bernardo Wade tries at poems, catches elbows on the court, & rides his bike around Bloomington, IN, because IU funds his present period of studying with others. Though he’s published in a bunch of literary journals no one in his family has ever heard of, they remain proud of him, especially when they are featured in the poems. He’s infatuated with Ed Roberson’s question, "Can you O.D. on life?” Website: (John Hollander Scholar)

Isabella Waldron
I am an Oregon-born, London-based playwright with a passion for intergenerational, queer and women-led stories. My work explores themes of desire, the body and science often. I write magical realism and lyricism into character-driven, realistic settings. I believe in stories that hold tenderness at their heart as a radical act. My play 'how to build a wax figure' was published with Methuen in 2021, originated at the Pleasance in Feb 2022 and premiered with Assembly at Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. Other work has been shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship Prize 2023, the Bay Area Playwrights’ Foundation 2022, and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2021. My writing has been commissioned for the Orleans Gallery’s Lines of Dissent, and featured with Bomb Factory Theatre, Omnibus Theatre, Golden Goose, Silver Lining Co., 24 Hour Plays, Theatre NOVA, Our Digital Stories, The WorkShop Theatre, the Portland Actors’ Conservatory, and as a San Francisco Chronicle Critic’s Choice. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jemimah Wei
Jemimah Wei is a Singaporean writer based in the Bay Area, where she is a 2022-4 Stegner Fellow. A recipient of awards and fellowships from Columbia University, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Singapore’s National Arts Council, her fiction has won the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize and is published in Guernica, Narrative, and Nimrod, amongst others. Say hi at @jemmawei on socials or (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Emmy Weissman
Emmy Weissman (she/her) is a playwright based in NYC. Her plays include Sugar (The Maker's Ensemble Short Play Fest), Motherf**king Girl Scouts (All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival at The Wild Project), Mikvah Girls (Art House Productions), and Glow Worms (Chain Theatre). Her work can be seen in Smith & Kraus monologue anthologies. BFA in Drama- NYU Tisch. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

April Yee
April Yee’s poetry, fiction, and essays have won or been listed for The Best American Essays, Ivan Juritz Prize, Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize, Manchester Poetry Prize, Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award, and Best of the Net. A Harvard alumna and former journalist, she reported in more than a dozen countries before moving to London, where she has been a Refugee Journalism Project mentor and The Georgia Review’s editor-in-residence. She tweets at @aprilyee. (Tennessee Williams Scholar)



2022 Fellows and Scholars

2022 Fellows


George Abraham (RAWI Fellow)

Kemi Alabi (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Zaina Arafat (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Matthew Baker (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Taneum Bambrick (Wyatt Prunty Fellow)

Sara Borjas (CantoMundo Fellow)

Caylin Capra-Thomas (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Joseph Cassara (John N. Wall Fellow)

Tiana Clark (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lilly Dancyger (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Adrienne Dawes (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jaquira Díaz (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Sarah Domet (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Lisa Donovan (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Sarah Einspanier (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Olga El (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Michelle Hart (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Jeffrey J. Higa (Kundiman Fellow)

Claire Luchette (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Kate Milliken (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Matt Ortile (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Dustin Pearson (Cave Canem Fellow)

Brenda Peynado (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Polly Rosenwaike (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Wesley Rothman (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Father William Ralston Fellow)

Erika T. Wurth (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

Liqing Xu (Walter E. Dakin Fellow)

2022 Scholars


David Aloi (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Bonnie Antosh (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Silvia Bonilla (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Marcelo Borromeo (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jennifer Hope Choi (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Dorsey Craft (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Laura Cresté (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Stevie Edwards (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Stacy Austin Egan (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Katherine Gaffney (Cheri Peters Scholar)

Stefania Gomez (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jacqueline Graham (Mary Willard Scholar)

Siân Griffiths (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Laura Grothaus (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Casey Guerin (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

CJ Hauser (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

W.J. Herbert (Howard Nemerov Scholar)

Lars Horn (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Nancy Huang (Donald Justice Scholar)

Cianon Jones (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Kanak Kapur (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Lisa Konoplisky (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jami Nakamura Lin (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Siqi Liu (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Samantha Marchant (Horton Foote Scholar)


Michael John McGoldrick (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Brooke McKinney (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jamila Minnicks (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Hassaan Mirza (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Tochukwu Okafor (Susannah McCorkle Scholar)

Joanna Pearson (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jessi Phillips (Peter Taylor Scholar)

JH Phrydas (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Ayaz Pirani (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jennifer Rumberger (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

aureleo sans (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Jacob Shores-Argüello (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Darina (Dasha) Sikmashvili (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Phillip Christian Smith (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Valerie A. Smith (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Pablo Piñero Stillmann (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Mika Taylor (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Asha Thanki (Randall Kenan Scholar)

Josie Tolin (Barry Hannah Scholar)

Steffan Triplett (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Analía Villagra (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Sarah Wang (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Victor Wei Ke Yang (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Brandon Young (Tennessee Williams Scholar)

Qianze Zhang (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)