2012 Emerging Writers Fellows Reading
Thursday October 25, 2012
We're shining the spotlight on our nine Center for Fiction fellows. These writers were chosen from 300 applicants to recieve a grant, space to work in our Writers' Studio, as well as opportunities to work with and meet editors and agents. The evening will feature readings by all nine of our writers: Leopoldine Core, Rosalie Knecht, Lisa Lee, Daniel Long, Manuel Martinez, Tracy O'Neill, Tim O'Sullivan, Jackie Reitzes, and Seamus Scanlon. For more information on this program click here.
The Center for Fiction Fellowships for NYC Early Career Writers are made possible through a grant from The Jerome Foundation with matching funds from individual donors.
Leopoldine Core was born and raised in Manhattan. She attended Hunter College. Her fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Open City, The Literarian and Joyland Magazine.
Rosalie Knecht grew up in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and graduated from Oberlin College. Her translation of Cesar Aira's novel The Seamstress and the Wind, completed with the support of a Fulbright grant, was published by New Directions in June 2011. She has been interviewed on The Awl and "Marketplace of Ideas" on KCSB 91.9 and was invited to take part in the Writer-Translator series at Columbia University in November 2011. In April 2012 she gave a joint talk at Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania with Edith Grossman. She lives in Brooklyn and is at work on a first novel.
Lisa Lee’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in North American Review, Sycamore Review, Gulf Coast, The Tusculum Review, Pebble Lake Review, and Reed Magazine. She has received fellowships and awards from the Inprint Foundation and Kundiman. Lisa holds an MFA from the University of Houston where she was a Nonfiction Editor of Gulf Coast. She received a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in English and Music, and a J.D. at Santa Clara University in Public Interest Social Justice Law. Lisa lives in Brooklyn and is working on her first novel.
Daniel Long is an Oklahoman living in New York. His work has appeared, most recently in New York Tyrant and The Carolina Quarterly. He is managing editor of The Fiddleback, an online journal of literature and art.
Manuel Martinez was born in Miami and earned his MFA from the University of Florida where he developed his spot-on impression of Harry Crews. His fiction has appeared in The Sun, Blackbird, The Literarian and The Los Angeles Review. He lives in Brooklyn.
Tracy O'Neill was raised in New Hampshire and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York and a freelance writer. Her fiction has appeared in The Literarian and Promethean.
Tim O'Sullivan has published novel excerpts in A Public Space, one of which was re-published in the 2012 Pushcart Prize Anthology; another excerpt received special mention in the 2008 Pushcart Prize Anthology. He has been a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Residential Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is currently at work on a novel.
Jackie Reitzes grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as an English major. She received an MFA in Fiction from Cornell University and currently lives in Manhattan. Her fiction has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review and her non-fiction in ESPN: The Magazine and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. She is a contributing editor to Fiction Writers Review and a reader for Slice.
Seamus Scanlon is a an award winning librarian at City College's Center for Worker Education and an aspiring crime fiction writer. Recent achievements include a residency at the MacDowell Artists Colony, artist in residence at the cell theater New York, professional staging of Dancing at Lunacy, runner up for the 2012 Roanoke Review Fiction Prize, winner of the 2011 Fish Publishing One Page Story competition and winner of the 2010 Over The Edge Writer of the Year award.