VCU Visiting Writers: MFA Alumni Spotlight Event

January 31, 2018

MFA Alumni Spotlight Event
Roselyn Elliott
Nathan Long
Emilia Phillips
Michele Young-Stone

February 1, 2018 – 7PM
VCU Cabell Library

Roselyn Elliott is the author of four poetry chapbooks: Ghost of the EyeAnimals Usher Us to GraceAt the Center, and The Separation of Kin). Her essays and poems have appeared in New Letters, DiodeStreetlight Magazine, The Florida Review, and many other publications. She is the poetry editor at Streetlight Magazine. Rose has taught at VCU, PVCC, Reynolds Community College, WriterHouse, and The Visual Art Center of Richmond.

Nathan Long lives in Philadelphia and teaches creative writing and literature at Stockton University. His fiction and essays appear in over a hundred publications, including Tin House, Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, and Crab Orchard Review; his collection of flash fiction, The Origin of Doubt, will be released in March 2018 by Press 53. He is currently seeking publication for his new collection, Everything Merges with the Night.

Emilia Phillips is the author of three poetry collections from the University of Akron Press: SignaleticsGroundspeed, and the forthcoming Empty Clip. Her poems and lyric essays appear widely in literary publications including AgniBoston ReviewPloughsharesPoetry, and elsewhere. She’s an assistant professor in the MFA Writing Program and the Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Michele Young-Stone is the author of the novels Lost in the Beehive (forthcoming in April, 2018), Above Us Only Sky, and The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, which The Boston Globe called “an exceptionally rich and sure-handed debut.” She lives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and son.

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