Author of the novels The Big Door Prize, My Sunshine Away and short story collection The Prospect of Magic.
Will host conference and serve as spirit guide for all events.
The Yokshop Faculty to Student ratio is an incredible 1:4!
Literary Agent and Vice President of Curtis Brown, Ltd Agency. Represents literary and upmarket fiction (Emily St John Mandel, Laura Vandenberg, Ben Percy and many more).
Will give a talk on finding representation.
Yokshop Alums have gone on to publish with major presses and in journals such as One World/Random House, Hub City Press, SOHO,
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 Edgar Award and Pushcart Prize nominations and landed multiple book deals.
Olivia Clare Friedman
Author of the novel Here Lies and story collection Disasters in the First World.
Olivia will give a craft talk.
Gwen E. Kirby
Author of the story collection Shit Cassandra Saw. Stories in Tin House, Guernica, One Story and others.
Gwen will lead a daily workshop.
Author of novels Waiting for April and The Total View of Taftly.
Will give keynote speech and lead a workshop.
Music and culture writer for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Oxford American and Smithsonian.
Jim will give a craft talk on music and freelance writing.
C. Morgan Babst