2011 Summer Workshop Scholars

Lance Cleland

Jae Choi’s poems have appeared in Tin HouseThe Iowa ReviewPloughsharesWeekdayLVNGPoor Claudia, and Flying Object’s It’s My Decision series. The chapbook Woman Carrying Thing was published last year by The Song Cave. She divides her time, discriminately, along the West Coast, but currently lives in Joshua Tree, CA.

Bryan Hurt is the author of Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France (winner of the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction) and editor of Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest. His fiction and essays have appeared in The American ReaderGuernica, the Kenyon Review, the Los Angeles Review of BooksTin HouseTriQuarterly, and many other publications. He’s been awarded fellowships from Tin House and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He is an assistant professor of English at Capital University in Columbus, OH.

Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object, 2013), which won Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, and the novel Pull Me Under, out November 1, 2016 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, she moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in New York MagazineChicago Tribune, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, and other publications. She received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin in 2015 and lives in Charlestown, MA. She is a Contributing Editor for Electric Literature and a 2016-17 fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where she is working on her next novel.

Kate Milliken’s stories have appeared in Zyzzyva, Fiction, New Orleans Review, and Santa Monica Review, among others. A graduate of the Bennington College Writing Seminars, the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, and several Pushcart Prize nominations, Kate has also written for television and commercial advertising. Kate’s debut collection of stories, If I’d Known You Were Coming, published by the University of Iowa Press, was chosen for the 2013 John Simmons Short Fiction Award by author Julie Orringer.

Rosalie Moffett’s work has been published or is forthcoming in AGNIGulf CoastThe Journal,FIELD, and Tin House, among others.

Lyz Pfister is a freelance writer and translator based in Berlin. Her work has been featured in S T I L LNo Man’s Land, and The Bastille, among others. She is the poetry editor of SAND, Berlin’s English-language literary journal, and the author of the food and culture blog Eat Me. Drink Me.

James Scott earned his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He has received awards from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Millay Colony, the Saint Botolph Club, the Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work has been short listed for the Pushcart Prize and nominated for the Best New American Voices.