2014 Writers in Residence at Bernheim Forest

Credit: McKenzie Nalley

Credit: McKenzie Nalley

Our 2014 Writers in Residence read to a packed house at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest last weekend!

Margaret Kimball and Christian Moody, partners, shared the residency and stayed two weeks in an artist's cottage on Bernheim grounds, writing and wandering in the extensive forest and gardens.

Margaret Kimball read from "Your Body Becomes Submerged," a haunting graphic prose work that appears in this fall's issue of the Black Warrior Review. Kimball is writing a graphic memoir about childhood and place, parts of which have also appeared in Copper Nickel, Memoir(And), and South Loop Review. She has been in residence at Yaddo and is an assistant professor of illustration at Lesley University in Boston.

Christian Moody read from Yolk, a novella-in-progress about supernatural happenings at an egg farm, corporate cover-ups, genetic modification, immaculate conception, and father/daughter relationships (and we cannot wait to read the whole thing). Moody's fiction has appeared in Best New American Voices, Best American Fantasy, Esquire, The Cincinnati Review, The Collagist, and other publications. He is a visiting assistant professor of English at Centre College in Kentucky.

Want to be our 2015 Writer in Residence? We're accepting applications now!

Credit: McKenzie Nalley

Credit: McKenzie Nalley

Credit: McKenzie Nalley

Credit: McKenzie Nalley