Evan has recently been awarded a full scholarship to Bread Loaf’s Environmental Writers’ Conference as a contributing participant in Kazim Ali’s workshop. He has also served as writer-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is currently Assistant Fiction Editor for Noemi Press. He’s been awarded the Emily Morrison Prize in Fiction and Poetry, and also received a Pushcart Prize Nomination.
Recently, he was the nonfiction reader for The Pinch and Portland Review reading series. His work can be found or forthcoming in Colorado Review, Terrain.org, Hunger Mountain, Bat City Review, The Pinch, Gulf Coast, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, Willow Springs, Southern Indiana Review, Portland Review, Thin Air, Speculative Nonfiction, and others. He received his MFA from Virginia Tech. He teaches Upper School English at The Rivers School.
Originally from Virginia, he served in the US Army and served a tour in Afghanistan, studied in Virginia and Mississippi, and is now based in Boston working as an English teacher. He loves writing, hiking, and wine.
Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference (full scholarship; Workshop Leader: Kazim Ali)
Faculty Facilitator: Beyond the Binary “Gender Expression Through Music” with student Julien Burks
Craft Talk: Narrative Proximity in Creative Nonfiction, The Rivers School
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Residency, Amherst, VA.
2021 Spring Creative Nonfiction, “The Poetics of Creative Nonfiction: Crafting Sentences That Pop”
2021 Summer Creative Nonfiction, “Play with Pattern: Crafting the Braided and Collage Essay”
2021 Summer National Council of Teachers of English, “Annotation Makes Thinking Visible, ‘Creative Annotation’”
Alternative Journaling: The Benefits of Podcasting, The Rivers School
Nonfiction Reader, Portland Review Reading Series
Nonfiction Reader, “Daily Bread,” University of Memphis, The Pinch Release Party 42.1
“Living Intersectionality,” 2019 Feminisms and Rhetoric, James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.
Deschutes Reading Series (Fiction/Poetry), Roanoke, VA.
Master of Fine Arts, English
University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Reynolds Community College,
Associate in Science, Social Science, Magna Cum Laude
Editorial Assistant, Seneca Review
Assistant Fiction Editor, Noemi Press
Assistant Fiction Editor, the minnesota review
Social Media Editor, the minnesota review , Nonfiction/Fiction, Reader, CLMP, Firecracker Awards
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Evan is always available for side collaborations and talks worldwide. If you want to chat about writing, teaching, books, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out.