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Andrea Avery: Memoirist

Andrea Avery: Memoirist

Bluegrass Writers Studio's first domestic summer residency is quickly approaching. As we prepare, take a moment to get to know some of our visiting speakers—writers, editors, agents, and others. 

First up is Andrea Avery, who will be giving both a craft lecture and a reading on July 10th. 

Andrea Avery holds an MFA in fiction writing from Arizona State University and teaches English in Phoenix. Her short fiction has been published inPloughshares and Shade 2006: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction (Four Way Books). Her nonfiction essays have appeared in Real Simple, The Politics of Women's Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior (Oxford U. Press); and The Oxford American, among others, and she was a finalist in Glamourmagazine’s annual essay contest. Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano is her first book.

For questions regarding the domestic summer residency, please email Lindsey Frantz at For questions regarding the summer residency in Portugal, please email Bob Johnson at 

Published on February 23, 2017

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