Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem!
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Sonya Larson joined GrubStreet in 2005, and helped to grow the organization from offering 80 classes a year to over 600. Since then she has managed GrubStreet's many and proliferating programs, and served as Program Director for several years.
Now, as the Assistant Director of the Muse and the Marketplace, Sonya oversees the staff, organization, sponsorship, and execution of GrubStreet's annual conference of 800+ writers, guest authors, literary agents, editors, and publishing innovators. Sonya also represents GrubStreet at conferences nationwide, including AWP, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Book Expo America.
Sonya's short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in The American Literary Review, Poets & Writers, Audible.com, West Branch, American Short Fiction, Del Sol Review, The Red Mountain Review, and The Hub. She has received awards and honors from Best American Short Stories 2015, Glimmer Train, Meridian, The American Literary Review, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is at work on a novel about a Chinese community living in rural Mississippi in the 1930s, which earned her an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. In 2015 she was awarded the Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.
Sonya received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as editor of The Madison Review, and is currently studying fiction in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.