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2021 Conference Information

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Thursday, May 20 - Sunday, May 23, 2021

2021 Faculty:


Attention Bear River Writers: This summer, we are delighted to offer both prose and poetry manuscript consultations with Polly Rosenwaike and Catherine Wing.

Polly Rosenwaike’s story collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You, was published by Doubleday in March of 2019. Her stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, Glimmer Train, New England Review, Colorado Review, the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Millions. A former lecturer in creative writing at Eastern Michigan University, she currently works as a freelance editor and as the fiction editor for Michigan Quarterly Review. Polly is happy to discuss your vision for your fiction or non-fiction project, writing challenges, and revision possibilities.

Catherine Wing's first book of poems, Enter Invisible, was published by Sarabande Books and was nominated for a 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her second collection, Gin & Bleach (Sarabande 2012), was selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. Her poems have been published in such journals as the Harvard ReviewThe Nation, and Tin House, featured on The Writer's Almanac, and included in Best American Erotic Poems and Best American Poetry. She has won fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She teaches poetry at Kent State University and serves as the Director of the NEOMFA, the nation’s only consortial program in Creative Writing.

Polly and Catherine will have ten consultations each and we will fill those spots on a first come, first served basis. Please send 1-10 pages of previously written poetry or prose to before April 30, 2021.