The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is proud to announce the introduction of three new members of their 2019-2020 Board of Directors. New members C. Morgan Babst, Christy Harowski, Matthew Griffin and directors were approved at the annual meeting on 12 June 2019.
Native New Orleanian, C. Morgan Babst studied writing at NOCCA, Yale and NYU, and her essays and short fiction appeared in Garden and Gun, The Oxford American, Guernica, the Harvard Review, Lenny Letter, and the New Orleans Review, among others . Her debut novel, The Floating World, was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon and Kirkus Reviews and was a New York Times Editors & Pick.
Matthew Griffin, a graduate of the Iowa Writers & Workshop, worked for several years as an assistant to the director of the Highlander Research and Education Center, a renowned center of basic social justice organizations in the south and the Appalachians. His first novel Hide was the winner of the Crook & # 39; s Corner Book Prize 2017 and an ALA Stonewall Honor Book. His writings have appeared in The Guardian, Granta, Electric Literature and elsewhere. Born and raised in North Carolina, he lives with his husband in New Orleans, where he teaches at Tulane University and the University of Loyola.
Christy Harowski is the chief of staff of the sewerage and water board in New Orleans, where she focuses on policy implementation, government relations, strategic planning and special projects. Before joining the S&WB, Christy was director of special projects for the New Orleans Business Council. Before moving to policy work, Christy practiced the law for ten years. She is a member of the board of Louisiana Appleseed, is an associate professor and teaches trials at the Tulane Law School. She was recently honored as a member of Gambit & # 39; s 40 Under 40. Christy lives with her husband and three sons in New Orleans.
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