Emily Choate has been awarded writer’s residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, ISLAND (Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design), and has placed three times in the Society’s William Faulkner -William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Emily’s writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Florida Review, Chapter 16, Yemassee, Nashville Scene, and The Double Dealer. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA program, Emily belongs to the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance and has attended numerous writers’ conferences, including Words & Music, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Tin House. She has taught writing and literature, held various library jobs, and currently freelances. A native Nashvillian, she now lives at the wooded edge of the city, where she’s working on a novel.