Michelle Yost, Poetry
Yost's poetry has been published in "Lines + Stars," "Holler," and "Crack the Spine," and she placed third in Shepherd University's annual Appalachian short story contest. She works at the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing, coordinating outreach programs and events. She studied English at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV, where for two years she served as the managing editor of the school's literary journal, "Whetstone." She also copy-edited and helped design the professional literary journal, "Kestrel."
Jessica Growden, Fiction
Growden, a graduate of FSU, works as a journalist for the Maryland Theater Guide. Her review of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" earned the play's cast a spot as a contender for the 2012 Reader's Choice Awards. She was also published in FSU's freshman journal, "Joining the Conversation." She is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Spalding University and a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.