Resident Writer Alumni

2017-2019 Assistant Directors & Writers-in-Residence

Colwill Brown


Colwill Brown is an instructor and manuscript consultant at GrubStreet, an associate editor at Bat City Review, and an MFA candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of the Wellspring House Emerging Writer Fellowship, the Henry Blackwell Essay Prize, and a Crawley-Garwood Research Grant, and was a finalist for the Tennessee Williams Fiction Prize, the Reynolds Price Award, the Far Horizons Fiction Award, the Disquiet International Literary Prize, and the Lit Fest Emerging Writer Fellowship. She has received fellowships and support from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, Boston College, Kansas State University, the Anderson Center, and GrubStreet. Colwill’s work has featured in Granta magazine and is anthologized in Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet (Press 53). Find out more at

Jonathan Escoffery

17192195_10103468100760258_3402090784973775673_oJonathan Escoffery’s writing has appeared in The Paris ReviewAGNIPleiadesSalt HillThe Caribbean WriterCreative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. His most recent honors include a Distinguished Story citation in The Best American Short Stories, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and Passages North’s Waasnode Fiction Prize. He has received fellowships and support from Aspen Words, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kimbilio Fiction, the Somerville Arts Council, The Writers’ Room of Boston, the Anderson Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and elsewhere. He is a doctoral candidate in the University of Southern California’s Creative Writing and Literature program as well as a Provost Fellow.