Applications for our 2021 Writers-in-Residence program will be available in late July 2020.

In the meantime, join us for an online discussion with The Mount’s 2020 Writers-in-Residence: Sue Miller, Patricia Park, and Dayna Tortorici.

Novelist and Guggenheim fellow Sue Miller, Fulbright scholar and writer Patricia Park, and n+1 editor-in-chief and debut novelist Dayna Tortorici will discuss their past and present work, their careers, and their experience writing in the home of Edith Wharton. They will also touch on the legacy of Edith Wharton and her continuing influence on women writers.

Sue Miller has written a collection of short stories, a memoir about her father and his death, and ten novels, including While I Was Gone, The Good Mother, Inventing The Abbotts, and The Senator’s Wife. Her latest, Monogamy, will be published in 2020. Her work has been widely translated and published in 22 countries around the world. Her numerous honors include a Guggenheim and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. For four years she was Chair of PEN New England, an active branch that worked with writing programs in local high schools and ran classes in prisons. She has taught fiction at, among others, Amherst, Tufts, Boston University, Smith, and MIT. At The Mount, Ms. Miller will begin her next writing project.

Patricia Park is the author of the novel Re Jane, a modern-day reimagining of Brontë’s Jane Eyre. She is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at American University. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Guardian, Salon, and others. She has received fellowships from Fulbright, Jerome Foundation, The Center for Fiction, American Association of University Women, and others. At The Mount, she will work on her next novel, El Chino, about the Koreans in Argentina during the Dirty War. She lives in New York City.

Dayna Tortorici is a writer and co-editor-in-chief of the literary magazine n+1 founded in New York City in 2004.  In addition to her work on the magazine, she co-edited the n+1 essay collection What Was the Hipster?: A Sociological Investigation and edited No Regrets, a 2013 n+1 book in which 13 women discuss literature.[Her writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, as well as The Atlantic, The Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. At The Mount she will continue work on her first novel.


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