CANDACE WILEY & BRENDAN BOWLES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6:30 PM
Poetry Fellow CANDACE WILEY was born in South Carolina, graduated with her B.A. from Bowie State University, an H.B.C.U. in M.D., her M.A. from Clemson University, and her M.F.A. at the University of South Carolina. She is co-founder and director of The Watering Hole, a nonprofit that creates Harlem Renaissance-style spaces in the contemporary South. She is a Callaloo Fellow and former Fulbright Fellow to San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, 2015, Prairie Schooner, pluck!, Jasper, The New Sound, Illuminations, Electronic Corpse, and Home is Where among others.
Fiction Fellow BRENDAN BOWLES is from Toronto, Ontario. He holds an MA from the University of Toronto and an MFA in fiction from UMass Amherst. He was one of two Canadian nominations for PEN International’s New Voices Award in 2013, won The Toronto Star Short Story Contest in 2014 and the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers from the Writers’ Trust of Canada in 2016. His work has been published and produced for stage and radio.