Current Residents

Ruby Hansen Murray

Ruby Hansen Murray (Cathlamet) is the winner of the 2017 Montana Nonfiction Prize and Oregon Writers Colony Contest in Nonfiction awarded fellowships at Ragdale, Hedgebrook, Jack Straw, and VONA. Her work appears in World Literature Today, CutBank, The Rumpus, Yellow...

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Vince Granata

Vince Granata is a nonfiction writer living in Washington, D.C where he teaches composition at American University. Most of his writing concerns mental health care and his family’s experience of serious mental illness. Vince decided to be a writer in the third grade...

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Susan Austin

Susan Austin was a James Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her MFA. Her work is informed by the natural world, the reverence and irreverence of illness and recovery, and the impact of silencing war. She is currently working on a...

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Dustin Hamman

Dustin Hamman is a musician, writer, and student of intuition. He has toured the U.S. and Western Europe extensively as a solo performer and with his band, Run On Sentence. The band has released 3 albums to date and Dustin has released 2 solo albums including the film...

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Scot Siegel

Scot Siegel is the author of three full-length books of poetry, most recently The Constellation of Extinct Stars and Other Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2016). He has received numerous awards and commendations for his work. The late US Poet Laureate Philip Levine recognized...

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Pete Bouchard

Pete Bouchard is a visual artist working primarily in printmaking, painting, fibre arts and installation. His work interrogates rapture, bliss and human interaction with the natural world. Through a sustainable practice, he explores the interconnectivity of art,...

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Austyn Gaffney

Austyn Gaffney is a freelance writer and editor in Lexington, Kentucky. Her work is published or forthcoming in Brevity, Prairie Schooner, The Offing, onEarth, RANGE, Misadventures, Scalawag, and more. Her writing has been supported by the Katherine Bakeless Nason...

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Annie Mitchell

Annie Mitchell is an Installation Artist working in the medium of light. Her two decades in technology and behavioral sciences built a foundational knowledge surrounding what drives us as humans, the environments in which we thrive, and the human connections we need...

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Colleen Hayward

Colleen Hayward received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her teaching career included Purdue University, Mount Holyoke College and San Diego State University. She has lived in Seattle since 1995 and taught at...

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