SCW Reading: Sheryl St. Germain and Ben Gwin
Sheryl St. Germain's new poetry collection, The Small Door of Your Death, was published in Spring 2018 with Autumn House Press. A collection of essays, Fifty Miles, is forthcoming with Etruscan Press in Fall of 2019. A native of New Orleans, Sheryl has taught creative writing at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Knox College, and Iowa State University. Her work has received several awards, including two NEA Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship, the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, the Ki Davis Award from the Aspen Writers Foundation, and the William Faulkner Award for the personal essay. She directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University where she also teaches poetry and creative nonfiction. She is the co-founder and director of the Words Without Walls Program.
Ben Gwin is the author of the novel, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton (Burrow Press). Ben’s fiction has appeared in Gulf Stream, 45th Parallel, The Normal School, and others. His work has been anthologized in Voices of the Rust Belt (Picador) and the Pittsburgh Anthology (Belt Publishing). He lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter.
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