Fellows Reading

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Reading: 6:30 p.m., Harland Cinema
(second floor of the Alumni Memorial University Center)
Book signing to follow


Sanjena Sathian, Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction

Sathian headshot

Sanjena (SUN-jun-ah) Sathian (she/her) is the author of the critically acclaimed novel GOLD DIGGERS, which was named a Top 10 Best Book of 2021 by the Washington Post, a Best Book of 2021 by NPR, Electric Literature, and Amazon, and longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. She is working on the TV adaptation with Mindy Kaling’s production company, Kaling International. 

Her short fiction appears in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Boulevard, The Southern Humanities Review, Salt Hill Journal, and more, and is anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2022. She’s written nonfiction for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Drift, Lithub, and more. 

She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a former Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. She has previously taught writing at the University of Iowa, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and Outer Coast College in Sitka, Alaska. She grew up in Atlanta and is thrilled to be back.



Maya Marshall, Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry

 Maya Marshall

Maya Marshall, a writer and editor, is cofounder of underbellymag.com, the journal on the practical magic of poetic revision. As an educator, Marshall has taught at Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago. She holds fellowships from MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Callaloo, The Watering Hole, Community of Writers, and Cave Canem. She is the author of Secondhand (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her writing appears in Best New Poets 2019, Muzzle, RHINOPotomac ReviewBlackbird, and elsewhere. Her first full-length collection of poems, All the Blood Involved in Love, was recently published by Haymarket Books.