R227. From Magnolias to Meth: Place in the Southern Short Story
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Susan Finch is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Crab Orchard Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, and elsewhere. Currently, she’s at work on a collection of stories and a novel.
Angela Mitchell is the author of the short story collection, Unnatural Habitats & Other Stories. She works in St. Louis, Missouri.
Stephanie Powell Watts, associate professor of English at Lehigh University, is the author of No One Is Coming to Save Us and We Are Taking Only What We Need. She is the winner of the NAACP Literary Prize, the Pushcart prize, and awards from the Ernest J. Gaines and the Whiting foundations.
Crystal Wilkinson is author of The Birds of Opulence (winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence), Water Street, and Blackberries, Blackberries. Nominated for both the Orange Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, she is associate professor at the University of Kentucky
Michael Croley is the author of Any Other Place: Stories. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and his stories and journalism appear in Lit Hub, the Paris Review Daily, Kenyon Review Online, VQR, Narrative, Blackbird, Bloomberg, and elsewhere. He teaches at Denison University.