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2021 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading - Emma Binder, Jari Bradley, Sasha Debevec-McKenney, Victoria C. Flanagan, Sandra Hong, Taylor Koekkoek - <span class="date-display-single">04/21/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

2021 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

04/21/2021 - 7:00pm


Presented in partnership with the Program in Creative Writing, poetry and fiction from the 2020-21 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows.  This event will feature the work of Emma Binder, Jari Bradley, Sasha Debevec-McKenney, Victoria C. Flanagan, Sandra Hong, and Taylor Koekkoek. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/2021-wisconsin-institute​. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

About Presenter Emma Binder


Emma Binder is the 2020-2021 Hoffman-Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her work has appeared in Pleiades, Narrative, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere.

About Presenter Jari Bradley


Jari Bradley (they/them) is a Black genderqueer poet and scholar from San Francisco, California, who currently holds the 2020–2021 First Wave Poetry Fellowship at UW–Madison. They have received fellowships and support from Callaloo, Cave Canem, Tin House, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. Jari’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published/forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Blood Orange Review (selected by judge Nikkey Finney), The Offing, Academy of American Poets (Poem-A-Day), Callaloo, Columbia Journal, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Jari Bradley (MFA, University of Pittsburgh) is the current 2020–2021 First Wave Poetry Fellow at UW–Madison.

Sasha Debevec-McKenney

About Presenter Sasha Debevec-McKenney


Sasha Debevec-McKenney is the 2020-2021 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She received her MFA from New York University, where she was the 2018 Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Yale Review, Nashville Review, Peach Mag, Underblong, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She minored in American Studies at Beloit College and was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

About Presenter Victoria C. Flanagan


Victoria C. Flanagan is the author of Glossary of Unsaid Terms, winner of Beloit Poetry Journal’s 2020 Chad Walsh Chapbook Prize. Flanagan’s writing has also been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Emerging Poets Prize from Palette Poetry, and a Sewanee Writers’ Conference scholarship, among other honors. Their work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, The BoilerVerse DailyNew South, Blackbird, and elsewhere. They hold a dual-genre MFA in poetry and nonfiction from Virginia Commonwealth University, and are the 2020-21 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

About Presenter Sandra Hong


Sandra Hong is the 2020-2021 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Creative Writing. Her work has received the 2018 Iowa Review Award in Fiction and an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Jan/Feb 2018 Short Story Award for New Writers. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College. She lives in Madison, WI with her family and is working on a collection of linked stories.

Taylor Koekkoek

About Presenter Taylor Koekkoek


Taylor Koekkoek received his MFA from Johns Hopkins University. His work has been supported by Oregon Literary Arts and the Breadloaf’s Writer’s Conference, and has appeared in Paris Review, Glimmer Train, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, online at Tin House, and elsewhere. His short story collection, Thrillville, USA, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. He is the 2020-2021 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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