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Conference Staff

The Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference is run by the staff of the Rose O’Neill Literary House as well as by some of Washington College’s most talented undergraduate creative writers: the Conference Interns.

James Allen HallJAMES ALLEN HALL: DIRECTOR

James Allen Hall is the author of Now You’re the Enemy, a book of poems that won awards from the Texas Institute, the Lambda Literary Foundation, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers.  His poems have also won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the New York Foundation of the Arts.  He has just published a book of lyric personal essays called I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well.  He is an Associate Professor of English at Washington College and Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House.

 

 

 

Lindsay Lusby

LINDSAY LUSBY: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Lindsay Lusby is the author of the poetry collection Catechesis: a postpastoral (The University of Utah Press, forthcoming 2019), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, judged by Kimiko Hahn. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Blackbird Whitetail Redhand (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and Imago (dancing girl press, 2014), and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared most recently in Passages North, The Account, North Dakota QuarterlyTinderbox Poetry JournalFairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. Her visual poems have appeared in Dream Pop Press and Duende. She is the Assistant Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, where she serves as assistant editor for the Literary House Press and managing editor for Cherry Tree

 

JULIE ARMSTRONG: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Julie is a burgeoning poet and a lover of words. A member of the class of 2015, she graduated from Washington College with an English major and a creative writing minor. During her senior year, she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Collegian, the student-run arts and literary magazine. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, and was one of six finalists for the Sophie Kerr Prize. Her poetry has appeared in RHINO. Fascinated by translation and the intricacies of different languages, she deeply enjoys writing about God and Christianity, family, dreams, traveling, and the experience of reading other poets. In her spare time, she likes to watch various sci-fi TV shows, read fantasy novels and poetry, and flail over a myriad of beloved fictional characters.

 

CONFERENCE INTERNS: 

Five to nine current Washington College students are selected, through a competitive application process, to serve as Conference Interns; they will attend creative writing workshops, participate in a special Interns’ reading, and work closely with Conference participants.

Our 2019 Summer Interns

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Our 2019 Conference Interns

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!

Thank you students and interns for an amazing conference!

Coming soon!