Amber Boardman

Lauren Watel

Lauren K. Watel is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and translator who lives in Decatur, Georgia. Her prose poems have recently appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review, Tin House Online, the Massachusetts Review, Narrative, Antioch Review, and others. Her work has also received awards from Poets and Writers, Mississippi Review, and Moment Magazine. She received a Ph.D. from Emory University in Women's Studies, which has done nothing much for her, other than garner her the questionable honor of being called "Doctor" by her mother.

Festival Years: 2020, 2021