Michael Farris Smith
Author of novels Waiting for April and The Total View of Taftly.
Will give keynote speech and lead a workshop.
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.
Author of the short story collection Disasters in the First World.
Will lead daily workshop and give a reading.
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.
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.
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.