Residency I – 2019
Courtney Young is a writer and an entrepreneur who splits her time between NYC and Southwest Louisiana (where she was born and raised), and she is the founder of Think Young Media Group, a boutique technology and media firm that produces narrative, documentary and TV projects. She is currently working on her first book, a collection of short stories. Read her piece, “All That Remains,” here.
D.A. Navoti is an indigenous writer, a descendent of Hopi, Pima, Zuni and Yavapai-Apachi tribes. He writes to explore the intersection of his identities as a gay atheist and a member of the Gila River Indian Community. He has received emerging writer fellowships from Hugo House and Jack Straw Cultural Center, and lives and writes in Seattle, Washington. Read his piece, “Half-Orphaned,” here.
Callum Angus is a trans and queer writer trained in geography, whose work exists at the intersection of creative writing and the natural sciences. He believes that all trans people should be allowed to have more than one transformation, and writes stories to disrupt the notion that transformation and change have an expiration date. He has received fellowships from Lambda Literary and Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, and was a 2018 Writer-in-Residence at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. He previously taught writing at UMass Amherst and Smith College, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Read his piece, “Rock Jenny,” here.
Yasmin Boakye is an essayist and fiction writer raised in the Maryland suburbs of DC. Her prose has appeared in Refinery29, Puerto del Sol’s Black Voices Series, and Bird’s Thumb. She is currently based in Iowa City, where she is pursuing an MFA in the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. Read her piece, “after (or, nine beholdings),” here.