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The Writing Seminars: Jessie Chaffee, Andria Cole, Suzanne Feldman: Alumni Reading

Johns Hopkins University

Suzanne Feldman, a recipient of the Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and a finalist for the Bakeless Prize in fiction, holds an MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University and a BFA in art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Most recently the author of the novel Absalom’s Daughters, she is also the author of science fiction titles like Speaking Dreams and The Annunciate, published under the pen name Severna Park. Feldman has been awarded the Nebula Award for Best Short Story and is a two-time finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.Her short fiction has appeared in Narrative, The Missouri Review, Gargoyle, and other literary journals. She lives in Frederick, Maryland.

Andria Nacina Cole was raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended Morgan State and Johns Hopkins Universities, where she earned degrees in creative writing and fiction, respectively. Her stories have appeared in The Feminist Wire, Fiction Circus, and Baltimore Urbanite, among others. She has received multiple grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, including the organization’s top prize for fiction in 2006. She is the 2010 recipient of Ploughshares’ Cohen Award, given for the short story “Leaving Women.” Currently, she is seeking publication for a collection of stories titled Ain’t But So Much Joy, Ain’t Likely to Last. She resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jessie Chaffee’s debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, was published by The Unnamed Press in May 2017, and has been published or is forthcoming in Italy (Rizzoli), the Czech Republic (Argo), Russia (Eksmo), Poland (Sonia Draga), and Turkey (Altin Kitaplar). She was awarded a 2014–15 Fulbright Grant in Creative Writing to Italy to complete the novel, during which time she was the Writer-in-Residence at Florence University of the Arts. Her writing has been published in Literary Hub,Electric Literature,The Rumpus,The Florentine, and Global City Review, among others. She lives in New York City, where she is an editor at Words Without Borders, an online magazine of international literature.






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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm


Johns Hopkins, Mudd Hall
3400 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

by Dr. Radut