Bennington Writers

December 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bennington Writers

V. Hansmann, host

Rena J. Mosteirin is the co-author of Moonbit (punctum books, 2019), an academic and poetic exploration of the Apollo 11 guidance computer code. Her novella Nick Trail’s Thumb (Kore Press, 2008) won the Kore Press Short Fiction Award, judged by Lydia Davis. Her chapbook Half-Fabulous Whales (Little Dipper, 2019) explores Moby-Dick through erasure poetry. She is an editor at Bloodroot Literary Magazine, holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and teaches creative writing at Dartmouth College.

Bibi Deitz is a writer, editor, and native New Yorker. Her work has been published in Storyscape, Paper Darts, Bookforum, Bomb, Vice, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in fiction from Bennington, and she has received support from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center. She recently finished writing her first novel, Stand Clear the Closing Doors. More at

Ken Harvey is the author of two award-winning books: a collection of short stories, If You Were with Me Everything Would Be All Right, and a memoir, A Passionate Engagement. He’s been published in over twenty literary magazines, including The Massachusetts ReviewConsequence, and The Buenos Aires Review. He's read his work on National Public Radio in the United States and in Italy and has been granted writing residencies at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation and the Millay Colony. A regular book reviewer for Lambda Literary, Ken holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Jenn Hollmeyer writes and paints in the Chicago area. She was a finalist for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, a prizewinner in the Bevel Summers Short Short Fiction Award competition and, earlier this year, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for her story collection, Orders of Protection, published recently by the University of North Texas Press. Jenn’s stories and essays have appeared in ShenandoahWest Branch WiredPost RoadSalamander, AGNI online, and other journals. She is a founding editor of Fifth Wednesday Journal and holds an MFA in writing and literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Learn more at  

Steven LaFond is a writer and podcast producer whose work has appeared in apt, The Drum, Little Fiction, The New Guard, and elsewhere. His most recent project is the Witchever Path Fiction Anthology Podcast. 

Ryan Harbage lives in Bed Stuy with his kids and works in book publishing.