NC Literary Hall of Fame



Faculty Biographies
Elizabeth Daniels Squire Summer Writing Residency 2007

The 2007 Summer Residency is over, but we have left this information on the website so that you can refer to it as a model of our summer residency courses.

We are especially proud of our expanded faculty roster this year, which features seasoned teachers whose writing and teaching are known both within and beyond the borders of North Carolina.

Evie Shockley Evie Shockley is the author of a half-red sea (2006) and The Gorgon Goddess (2001), both with Carolina Wren Press. Her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Poetry Daily, Rainbow Darkness, Beloit Poetry Journal, HOW2, Carolina Quarterly, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, MiPOesias, and the forthcoming anthology The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. She is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, a Cave Canem fellow (1997-99), and was awarded a residency from the Hedgebrook retreat center for women writers in 2003. Shockley teaches literature and creative writing at Rutgers University.
Bill Henderson Bill Henderson studied with Nelson Algren and Kurt Vonnegut at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. A veteran of the classroom, he has taught fiction writing and screenwriting at both UNC and NCSU. As "William McCranor Henderson," he is author of the novel I Killed Hemingway, which was named a 1993 Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. Prior to his writing career, he worked as a film editor, rock musician, radio producer, and freelance journalist. His "rock novel" Stark Raving Elvis was recently republished by Berkeley Books, along with his memoir of a real-life stint as an Elvis impersonator, I Elvis, Confessions of a Counterfeit King. He now works with students privately, in person, by teleconference, or on the Internet. Visit his website:
Sebastian Matthews Sebastian Matthews is the author of a collection of poems, We Generous (Red Hen Press), and a memoir, In My Father's Footsteps (Norton). He co-edited, with Stanley Plumly, Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews, a recent finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Matthews teaches part-time at Warren Wilson College and edits Rivendell, a place-based literary journal. His poetry and prose has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Georgia Review, New England Review, Poetry Daily, Poets & Writers, Seneca Review, The Sun, Tin House, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Matthews was a recipient of a 2006 North Carolina Artist Grant.
Carol Henderson Carol Henderson divides her time between teaching writing workshops, coaching writers one-on-one, writing and illustrating her dream journal, and trying to finish two non-fiction books. USA Today wrote of her 2001 memoir, Losing Malcolm: A Mother's Journey Through Grief, "A redemptive memoir about losing a baby and learning how to live...short on new-age buzzwords, long on lessons learned from loss." Since the mid 1980's Carol has published widely in magazines and newspapers in the United States and Canada, including Woman's Day, the Utne Reader, and The Oxford American. She is an award-winning columnist with The Chapel Hill News. Henderson recognizes that writing can be a profound tool for self-discovery, creativity, and transformation. Her workshops focus on helping writers find their deepest material, truest voices, and best form for self-expression.
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