WRITING CONVERSATIONS First Drafts

  • 08 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom

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"First Drafts" with David Schwartz, hosted by Amber Wheeler Bacon

 SPECIAL GUEST David Lerner Schwartz teaches at the University   of Cincinnati, where he is a doctoral student and the recipient of   a graduate enhancement scholarship. His work has been   published in Witness, Literary Hub, SmokeLong Quarterly, New   York magazine, The Rumpus, and more. His play, produced after   winning Red Bull Theater’s Short New Play Festival, is   forthcoming in a print anthology published by Stage Rights. He   served as the 38th writer in residence at St. Albans in Washington, DC and works as the fiction editor of Four Way Review. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars with the support of an MFA Alumni Writer’s Grant.


HOST Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer, editor, teacher and literacy coach. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five PointsPost RoadNew Ohio Review, Crazyhorse and Witness. You can find her writing online at  PloughsharesCRAFT, Fiction Writer’s Review and New South. She is the recipient of the 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Her story collection, We Were Vessels, was one of five finalists for Hub City Press’s C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. She is Assistant Fiction Editor at Four Way Review.   

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