About

Lara Ehrlich.Photo copyright Janice Checchio. 2019. www.janicechecchio.com

Photo by Janice Checchio

Lara Ehrlich is the author of the short story collection Animal Wife, forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Animal Wife won Red Hen’s Fiction Award, judged by Ann Hood.

Lara’s writing appears in StoryQuarterly, Hunger Mountain, The Massachusetts Review, The Normal School, and River Styx, among others. She has been nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize and has attended the Bread Loaf and Tin House Writers’ Workshops. She has received scholarship support from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, the Vermont Studio Center, the Glen East Workshop, and the Midwest Writers Workshop.

Lara lives in Connecticut, where she is the director of marketing for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven.

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Pushcart Prize Nomination, as Individual Author (2020)
  • Parent-Writer Fellowship, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, Judged by Michael Kardos (2019)
  • Silver, CASE District I Excellence Award for Excellence in Storytelling (2019)
  • Red Hen Press Fiction Award, Judged by Ann Hood (2018) – Publication of story collection by Red Hen Press
  • Gold, CASE National Circle of Excellence Award for Periodical Staff Writing (2018)
  • Silver, CASE National Circle of Excellence Award for Feature Writing (2018)
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency: Artist’s Grant and Work-Exchange Award (2016)
  • Glen East Workshop – Partial Scholarship (2011)
  • Midwest Writers Workshop Fellows Retreat – Fellowship (2010)
  • Dana Awards for the Novel – Semi-Finalist (2010)
  • SLS Summer Literary Seminars – Merit-Based Fellowship (2010)
  • Midwest Writers Workshop – Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship (2009)

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

  • Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, Parent-Writer Fellowship (2019)
  • Tin House Winter Workshop (2019), studying under Elizabeth McCracken
  • Narrative Journalism Conference, Boston University (2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Tin House Craft Intensive (2018), studying under Marie-Helene Bertino
  • CASE Editors Forum (2018), presented the talk: Enlivening Stories Through Narrative Form
  • Bread Loaf Writers Conference (2015), studying under Vikram Chandra
  • Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop (2015), studying under Manuel Gonzales
  • Grub Street’s Writing the Novella Workshop (2013), studying under Matthew Salesses
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts Colloquium (2011), presented the talk: Museum Blogs
  • Midwest Writers Workshop Fellows Retreat (2010), fellowship
  • Williamstown, MA, Novelists Roundtable (2010–2011), founder and leader
  • Chicago-North Romance Writers of America Spring Fling Writers’ Conference (2010)
  • University of Chicago’s Careers in Writing, Editing and Publishing Panel (2010), panelist
  • Midwest Writers Workshop (2009), Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship
  • National Museum Publishing Seminar (2008)
  • University of Chicago’s Graduate Writing Colloquium (2003)
  • Bread Loaf Young Writers’ Conference (1996)

SELECTED NON-FICTION

POETRY

  • U.S. 1 Worksheets – Crush

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