Yokshop Faculty

Faculty 2022

WORKSHOP LEADER:

SCOTT MORRIS


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


Will give keynote speech and lead a workshop.

GUEST LECTURER:

TAYLOR BROWN​


Author of the novels Wingwalkers, The Pride of Eden, The Fallen Land, The Gods of Howl Mountain and River of Kings. 


Taylor will give a craft lecture and a reading.

Yokshop Alums


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

GUEST LECTURER:

​SEAN ENNIS


Author of story collection CHASE US. Stories in Tin House, Missisippi Review, Wigleaf, HAD and many others.


Sean will give a craft lecture on writing flash fiction.

WORKSHOP LEADER:

OLIVIA CLARE


Author of the novel Here Lies and story collection Disasters in the First World.


Olivia will lead daily workshop  and give a reading.

Yokshop Alums have gone on to publish with major presses and in journals such as One World/Random House,

Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, Fugue, Bitter Southerner, 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.


CONFERENCE DIRECTOR:

M.O. WALSH

Author of the novels The Big Door PrizeMy Sunshine Away  and short story collection The Prospect of Magic.


Will host conference and serve as spirit guide for all events.












GUEST PRESENTER:

MELISSA GINSBURG


Author of the novels The House Uptown and Sunset City and poetry collections Doll Apollo and Dear Weather Ghost.


Melissa will read from her work.


Recent Faculty

William Boyle

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