Change in Writers in Residence: Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko to Read

By Amy Joseph Landon

Due to a last minute commitment, Jen Percy will not be able to read at Bernheim Sunday, May 3rd, at 3 PM. In her place we are very fortunate to have two accomplished writers, Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko, who will read from their recent works this Sunday, May 3rd at 3 PM in the Visitors Center.

horrocksCaitlin Horrocks lives in Michigan by way of Ohio, Arizona, England, Finland, and the Czech Republic. She is the author of the story collection, This Is Not Your City, published by Sarabande Books in 2011. Her stories and essays appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories 2011, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, The Pushcart Prize XXXV, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story and elsewhere. Her work has won awards including a $10,000 Plimpton Prize, and fellowships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences.
She was formerly the 2006-2007 Theresa A. Wilhoit Fellow at Arizona State University. Currently, she is an associate professor of writing at Grand Valley State University and the fiction editor of The Kenyon Review. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with the writer W. Todd Kaneko.


KANEKO_Photo2_Color_web_250W. Todd Kaneko is not cool enough to be a rock star, not tall enough to be a professional wrestler and not virtuous enough to be a super hero. He is the author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor, 2014). His poems, essays and stories can be seen in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Barrelhouse, The Collagist, [PANK], Paper Darts, Menacing Hedge, Blackbird, The Huffington Post, Song of the Owashtanong: Grand Rapids Poetry in the 21st Century, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, Bring the Noise: The Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse Magazine and many other journals and anthologies.
He holds degrees from Arizona State University (MFA, Creative Writing) and the University of Washington (BA, English). A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, his work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. He is currently an Associate Editor for DMQ Review and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University. Originally from Seattle, he now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with the writer Caitlin Horrocks.


May 3rd @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  FREE event. $5 per car environmental impact fee at gate. Fee waived for Members.

The Bernheim Writing Residency was established in 2013 as collaborative partnership between Sarabande Books, The Baltic Writers Residency and Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

Participants in the summer residency spend two to six weeks at Bernheim Forest, an idyllic 14,000-acre nature preserve near Louisville, Kentucky. Each resident lives in a private, fully-equipped cottage on the grounds and enjoys access to Bernheim’s extensive forest, gardens and arboretum. Residents offer a public reading or discussion during their tenure and may devote the rest of their time to writing in a pristine, natural setting.

To see what other upcoming events and programs are happening at Bernheim, go here.

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