Kelly Luce: Silencing Your Brain

In the Writer's Room, May 2014
Kelly Luce, May 2014

Writer Kelly Luce was a Writer in Residence in May, 2014 here at The Betsy Writer’s Room.  Luce tells us she likes writer residencies. It gives her space to clear her mind and to focus on her work. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in the Chicago TribuneCrazyhorseKenyon ReviewAmerican Short FictionThe Southern Review, and other magazines. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she is a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and fiction editor of Bat City Review.  Kelly mentioned how important it is to silence your brain to give it space to create – great advice from an equally great writer. Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object Press) is her first book.

-The Betsy Writer’s Room Team:

Pablo, Deb, Jean, and Jessica