Emily Choate writes fiction—feisty southern stuff, mostly. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA program, she has enjoyed writer’s residencies at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and ISLAND (Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design), as well as attending the Sewanee Writers’ Conference (2012), Bread Loaf Writers Conference (2011), and The Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers (2011). At the Summit, she first encountered members of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance, who have clearly placed her under some kind of thrall (please send help). She also spent an undergraduate year at Oxford’s scruffy yet fabulous Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Emily has taught writing and literature courses of various size and shape, has held library jobs, and is now getting started as Hermes-of-all-trades for the Freelance Pantheon. Currently, she’s based in her hometown, Nashville, TN. When not waylaid by pushy new short stories, she’s revising her first novel.