OFFICIAL BIO: Chelsey Johnson received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching Writing Fellow, and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford. Her novel Stray City is forthcoming from Custom House/ HarperCollins in 2018, and her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, and NPR's Selected Shorts, among others. She has received fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Signal Fire Arts. She currently lives in Richmond, VA, and is an assistant professor of English at the College of William & Mary.



OTHERWISE: I grew up in the woods outside a really small town in northern Minnesota. Significant chunks of my life have also unfolded in Oslo, Brooklyn, Portland, Iowa City, Virginia, and Oberlin, OH. Speaker and sometimes translator of Norwegian. Longtime hardcore volunteer at the Rock'n'Roll Camp for Girls. Recovering karaoke junkie. Hiker, runner, cross-country skier. Can't get enough woods, lakes, rivers, mountains, or dogs. A story collection and a couple of screenwriting projects in the works.