Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Courtney Young, a writer of fiction, screenplays, popular culture criticism and creative nonfiction.
Courtney Young is a writer of fiction, screenplays, popular culture criticism and creative nonfiction. She is a recipient of residencies from Willapa Bay Air, Vermont Studio Center, Faber, Hambidge, Bainbridge and Chateau D’Orquevaux. Her current projects include completing both her first narrative feature entitled This Savage Life Makes Us Hard to Kill and her first collection of short stories entitled Scar Tissue of the Extraordinary. She is the founder of the Mae Fellowship, a virtual, annual program that provides financial and professional support to women and non binary writers seeking to publish her/their first book. A graduate of Spelman College and New York University, she received her B.A. in English with a minor in Management and her M.A. from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, completing an interdisciplinary program that combined Entertainment Business, Performance, & Africana studies. She was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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