Writer Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, first joined the college in 2005 and can return to guide a fiction workshop this yr. The convention has maintained a particular relationship with the Iowa program since its years with co-founder Jack Leggett.
Brenda Hillman, who first taught on the convention in 1987 and has been a school mainstay, will return to guide a poetry workshop. And 2021 college poets Victoria Chang and Brian Teare attended the convention as members earlier of their writing careers.
Convention alumna Victoria Chang’s poetry books embody “OBIT” (2020), “Barbie Chang,” “The Boss,” “Salvinia Molesta” and “Circle.” Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, a Lannan Residency Fellowship and plenty of different awards, she is this system chair of Antioch’s Low-Residency MFA program.
Brenda Hillman, returning to the convention college for the 18th time, is the writer of 10 full-length collections, the newest of that are “Seasonal Works with Letters on Hearth,” which obtained the Worldwide Griffin Poetry Prize for 2014. At present, a chancellor on the Academy of American Poets, Hillman teaches at St. Mary’s School of California.
Brian Teare, convention alumnus and returning college member, is the writer of six critically acclaimed books, the newest of which, “Doomstead Days,” was longlisted for the 2019 Nationwide E-book Award. His honors embody Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle Awards and a fellowship from the NEA, amongst others. He teaches on the College of Virginia and heads the micropress Albion Books.