Meet the Babes: CWV Literary Panel & Reading

Join us this Saturday at Mesh Design & Development's MAKESHOP for a panel discussion and reading by five talented authors from around the country. Moderated by Kristin Steele, we will be hearing about their unique processes of writing, writing as a woman in a male-dominated field, and having a sense of place. We are SO excited to have this stacked panel of women joining us in Charleston.

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Meet the Babes:

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Juliet Escoria

Juliet Escoria is the author of the novel Juliet the Maniac (Melville House 2019), the story collection Black Cloud (CCM/Emily Books 2014), and the poetry collection Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist 2016). Her writing has been published in The Fader, VICE, Catapult, New York Tyrant, and other places online and in print. She was born in Australia, raised in San Diego, and currently lives in Beckley, WV.  Read her work here, here, and here.



Amanda McNeil

Amanda McNeil lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in The Fix, Hobart, and Witch Craft Magazine. She can be found on twitter at @GingerMidwest. Read her work here and here


Elle Nash

Elle Nash is the author of the forthcoming novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2018), and the chapbooks AVOKA (Ghost City Press, 2017) and i can remember the meaning of every tarot card but i can’t remember what i texted you last night (Nostrovia Press, 2016). She is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine, a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp, and lives in the Ozarks with her husband and their dog.  Read her work here, here, here, and here.

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Mesha Maren

Mesha Maren's debut novel, Sugar Run, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in January 2019. She is currently the Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the Beckley Federal Correctional Institution. Read her work here, here, and here


Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen's stories, poems and essays have appeared in numerous online and print journals, including  Hobart, BOMBBLOG, McSweeney’s, The Guardian, Joyland, Catapult and Bennington Review. In 2012 she received a Pushcart Prize for her story, “Teen Culture,” originally published in American Short Fiction and included in her story collection, Saul Stories (SF/LD, 2017). She is also the author of the novel Person/a, the earlier story collection Fast Machine and her eponymous poetry collection Elizabeth Ellen. Read her work here, here and here.   


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