Writing & Publishing reading hosts Jericho Parms, Julia Shipley & James Scott on February 23

Join the MFA in Writing & Publishing program on February 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Cafe Anna for our next Friday Night Reading Series!022318 reading

Jericho Parms is the author of Lost Wax (University of Georgia Press). Her essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, The Normal School, Hotel Amerika, American Literary Review, Brevity, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, noted in Best American Essays, and anthologized in Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, and Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays By Women. She is the Associate Director of the low-residency MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and teaches in the Professional Writing Program at Champlain College.

Julia Shipley is the author of a debut collection, The Academy of Hay, which won the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2016 Vermont Book Award. Her prose book Adam's Mark: Writing from the Oxhouse was named a 2014 best book about New England by the Boston Globe. A recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place and The Studios of Key West, she has also received support from the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Arts Council. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is a contributing editor and columnist for Yankee Magazine as well as a frequent contributor to Seven Days: Vermont's Independent Weekly and Nieman Storyboard, a publication of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

James Scott is the author of the national best-selling novel, The Kept, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award and an Amazon Best Debut of the Year. His short fiction can be found in various anthologies and journals such as One Story, Ploughshares, and American Short Fiction and earned several Pushcart Nominations. A frequent fellow at Yaddo, James has also received awards and residencies from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, and the St. Botolph's Foundation. He was an issue editor at One Story, and fiction editor and later managing editor of Redivider

Drinks and refreshments will be available through Cafe Anna.