Recent Faculty

Michael Farris Smith

Mary Miller

Michael Knight

Hannah Pittard

Tom Franklin

Ace Atkins

John Brandon

Josh Weil

Sonja Livingston

Julie Cantrell

Randy Bates

Ann Fisher-Wirth



WORKSHOP LEADER:

SCOTT MORRIS


Author of novels Waiting for April  and The Total View of Taftly.


Will give keynote speech and lead a workshop.

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR:

M.O. WALSH

Author of the novel My Sunshine Away  and short story collection The Prospect of Magic.


Will host conference, give a talk on publishing, and serve as spirit guide for all events.


Faculty 2019

WORKSHOP LEADER:

OLIVIA CLARE


Author of the short story collection Disasters in the First World.


​Will lead daily workshop  and give a reading.

Yokshop Alums

GUEST LECTURER:

​BETH ANN FENNELLY

Poet Laureate of Mississippi. Author of 3 books of poetry, two books of non-fiction and co-author of a novel. Most recent book is Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs.


Beth Ann will give a craft lecture.

Yokshop Faculty

The Yokshop Faculty to Student ratio is an incredible  1:4!


Yokshop Alums have gone on to publish with major presses and in journals such as

Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, Fugue, Bitter South, Los Angeles Times, among many others.


They have also won the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, garnered Pushcart Prize nominations and landed multiple book deals.












GUEST LECTURER:

WILLIAM BOYLE


Author of the novels Gravesend, Everything is Broken, The Lonely Witness and A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself


Bill will deliver a craft lecture and give a reading of his work.