Discipline: Literature – fiction

Sheri Joseph

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Atlanta, GA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005, 2010, 2023

Fiction writer Sheri Joseph is the author of the novels Where You Can Find Me (Thomas Dunne Books 2013) and Stray (MacAdam/Cage 2007), as well as a cycle of stories, Bear Me Safely Over (Grove/Atlantic 2002). She teaches in the creative writing program of Georgia State University.

She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Grub Street National Book Prize, and other awards. Among her numerous residencies include Yaddo and the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers.

During her first MacDowell Fellowship, Joseph worked on the opening chapters of a new novel. In 2010, she completed the revision of her third book, The Cloud Forest, which is the recipient of a 2010 NEA grant. In 2023, Joseph completed a chapter and wrote significant parts of several more chapters of a new novel, now reconceived as a cycle of linked stories.



Sheri Joseph worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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