Author of novels Waiting for April and The Total View of Taftly.
Will give keynote speech and lead a workshop.
MICHAEL FARRIS SMITH
Author of novels The Fighter, Desperation Road and Rivers.
Will lead daily workshop and give a reading.
Yokshop Alums have gone on to publish in journals such as
Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Times, Carolina Quarterly, among many others. They have also won The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, garnered Pushcart Prize nominations and multiple book deals.
The Yokshop Faculty to Student ratio is an incredible 1:4!
Author of short story collections Always Happy Hour and Big World and the novel The Last Days of California.
Mary will deliver a craft lecture and give a reading from her work.
Author of the short story collection Disasters in the First World
Olivia will deliver a craft lecture and give a reading of her work.
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.