Live from Storyknife: October

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Recorded: October 18 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT
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Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat.

Ann Fisher-Wirth’s seventh book of poems, Paradise Is Jagged, is forthcoming from Terrapin Books in February. Her sixth book is The Bones of Winter Birds, and her fifth is Mississippi, a poetry/photography collaboration with Maude Schuyler Clay. With Laura-Gray Street, Ann coedited The Ecopoetry Anthology, now in its third printing. A senior fellow of the Black Earth Institute, she has had Fulbrights to Switzerland and Sweden, and residencies at Djerassi, Hedgebrook, The Mesa Refuge, Camac, and Storyknife. Her awards include three MAC poetry fellowships, the MS Institute of Arts and Letters poetry prize, the Rita Dove poetry prize, and 16 Pushcart nominations. She recently retired from the University of Mississippi, where she taught in the MFA program and directed the interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies.

Su-Yee Lin is a writer from New York with degrees from Brown University and the MFA program at UMass Amherst. Her writing has been published in the Pushcart Prize anthology, Electric Literature, Strange Horizons, The Offing, Day One, Bennington Review,, Nashville Review, and other literary journals, and has been translated into Chinese and Italian. She was a Fulbright fellow to China and has also received residencies and fellowships from the Center for Fiction, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Jentel, Art Omi, Speculative Literature Foundation, Seoul Art Space, and others. She was a 2021 NYFA/NYSCA fellow in fiction and is currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel about island ecosystems, mythology, and identity.

Rebeca Abidail Flores is a Salvadoreña and Mexican American artist from Fresno, CA. She writes stories and makes large scale sculptures. Her creative fellowships include, the Latinx Teaching Artist Fellow at Root Division as well as the Teaching Artist at the University of San Francisco. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco.

Rowena Alegría is Chief Storyteller for the City & County of Denver, founder and director of the Denver Office of Storytelling and the citywide storytelling and cultural preservation project I Am Denver. She was the 2021 Ricardo Salinas Scholar in Fiction at Aspen Words and has won numerous writing fellowships and residencies. She is a member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writers Workshop. An award-winning filmmaker, career journalist, communications executive and speech writer, she is writing a novel that plays with form and the history of the Southwest.

Erin Bow (Erin Noteboom when publishing poetry) is a poet and a novelist, who is using her time at Storyknife to explore creative non-fiction. Her ten books have won a small fistful of major awards. Next year will see a sixth novel for young readers– Simon Sort of Says — from Disney Hyperion, and a third book of poetry — a knife so sharp its edge cannot be seen — from Brick. Originally from Iowa and Nebraska, and currently living in Ontario, Canada, Erin has a day job as a science writer, two teenaged kids, two cats, a dog, and a big garden that includes a writing shed.

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