James Allen Hall
Director, Rose O’Neill Literary House
Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing
James Allen Hall is the author of two collections of poetry: Now You’re the Enemy (University of Arkansas, 2008) and Romantic Comedy (Four Way Books, 2023). They are also the author of I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, a book of personal essays.
MEET JAMES ALLEN HALL
Dr. Hall’s books have received awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. They have been awarded fellowships in poetry from both the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Recent poems and nonfiction have appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Georgia Review, American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, Redivider, Arts and Letters, The Journal, and Best American Poetry 2012. They are an Associate Professor of English at Washington College and Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House. A list of readings and events can be found at www.jamesallenhall.com.
Associate Director, Rose O'Neill Literary House
Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
Roy Kesey’s latest books are the short story collection Any Deadly Thing (Dzanc Books), the novel Pacazo (Dzanc Books/Jonathan Cape), and his translations of Pola Oloixarac’s novels Savage Theories and Dark Constellations (Soho Press). He is the winner of an NEA grant for fiction and a PEN/Heim grant for translation. His short stories, essays, translations and poems have appeared in over a hundred magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and New Sudden Fiction.
Roy currently serves as Associate Director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House, Associate Editor of Cherry Tree, Director of the Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conference, and Lecturer in English and Creative Writing.
Assistant Director, Rose O'Neill Literary House
Amber Taliancich is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and earned her MFA from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Cleveland, Ohio. She's the winner of the Leonard Trawick Prize for fiction, as well as a two-time recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Her essays and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Ninth Letter, The Pinch, Entropy, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere. Currently, Amber teaches creative writing at Washington College, is the Coordinator for the Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conference, and the Assistant Director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House. She lives in Chestertown, Maryland.
T. Michael Kaylor
Michael Kaylor teaches Letterpress Printing and Book Arts at Washington College. He opened the Literary House Press in 1986 and is now in his 33rd year at Washington College.
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