Guest Writers

We’re honored and thrilled that these incredible writers have agreed to join us for a week of wild invention this coming June!


Faculty are in residence all week; they teach daily workshops, offer a craft session, give a reading, and sometimes join a roundtable.

Visiting Poets & Writers are in residence for 1-3 days; they give a reading, and usually offer a craft session or join a roundtable.

Paul Lisicky

Paul Lisicky

Paul Lisicky’s six books include, Later, The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, and Lawnboy. His work appeared in The Atlantic, Conjuctions, Fence, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers… Read More »

Renee Gladman

Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. She is the author of twelve published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians—Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017)—as… Read More »

Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen and a half novels, six story collections, a couple of standalone novellas, and a couple of one-shot comic books. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This… Read More »

Noy Holland

Noy Holland

Noy Holland was awarded the Katherine Anne Porter prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018. Her short story Tally was selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2017. Her latest work I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like, New and Selected Stories, was published by Counterpoint in January… Read More »

CAConrad

CAConrad

CAConrad received a 2019 Create Capital grant and has also received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, as well as The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award. Read More »

Diana Khoi Nguyen

Diana Author Photo

A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (2018), which was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y “Discover”/ Boston Review Poetry Contest, 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Colorado Book Award, she was also a finalist for the National Book Award and L.A.… Read More »

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and serves as core faculty in poetry in the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University. She is the author of five books, most recently I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017).… Read More »

Dara Wier

Dara Wier

Dara Wier’s newest book is THRU, a chapbook of eleven poems from Scram Press; poems in the still of the night was released in fall 2017 from Wave Books, which has been her publisher since the book length poem Reverse Rapture. In 2014 THE BELIEVER named Dara Wier’s You Good Thing a reader’s choice book… Read More »

Jaquira Díaz

Jaquira Diaz

Jaquira Díaz is the author of ORDINARY GIRLS, A MEMOIR (Algonquin Books), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indies Introduce Selection, and a November 2019 Indie Next Pick. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, the Guardian, Longreads, the Fader, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and included in The Best American Essays 2016. She… Read More »

Peter Gizzi

Author Photo of Peter Gizzi

Peter Gizzi is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently, Archeophonics, (Finalist National Book Award 2016), In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011, and Threshold Songs. His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets, and fellowships in poetry from The Rex Foundation, The Howard Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The John… Read More »

Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes

Terrance Haye’s most recent publications include American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin 2018) and To Float In the Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight (Wave, 2018). To Float In the Space Between was the winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2019 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism and a finalist for the 2018 National Book… Read More »