Reading Candace Wiley & Christa Romanosky
CANDACE WILEY & CHRISTA ROMANOSKY
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 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 CHRISTA ROMANOSKY grew up in northern Appalachia. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. and B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a 2016 recipient of a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant for fiction that focuses on rural female experiences. Her writing has appeared in Glimmer Train, the Kenyon Review Online, Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere.