Emily Choate writes fiction—feisty southern stuff, mostly. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and 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). Emily’s debut fiction is forthcoming from The Florida Review, and her nonfiction has appeared in Chapter 16, Yemassee, Nashville Scene, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Knoxville News Sentinel, and elsewhere. Her short fiction was recently chosen as a finalist in the 2014 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
Emily has attended Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, Tin House Writers Workshop, and The Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers. 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 a Hermes-of-all-trades for the freelance pantheon. A native Nashvillian, she now lives at the wooded edge of the city. When not waylaid by pushy new short stories, she’s working on a novel.