Holly M. Wendt

Fiction Writer

Annville, PA
Pennsylvania US

Author's Bio

Holly M. Wendt is the author of Heading North (Braddock Avenue Books, 2023). They are a recipient of the Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists from the American Antiquarian Society and fellowships from the Jentel Foundation and Hambidge Center. A 2023 Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Holly has also been a member of workshops at Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Tin House. Their work has appeared in Passages North, Shenandoah, Barrelhouse, Memorious, and elsewhere. Holly is a former Baseball Prospectus contributor and contributing editor for The Classical. Their nonfiction has appeared in Bodies Built for Game: The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing, The Rumpus, and Sport Literate. Holly is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lebanon Valley College.

A first-generation college student, Holly earned their BA from Lycoming College, their MA from Ohio University, and their Ph.D. from Binghamton University. Holly is the 2023 recipient of the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Distinguished Teaching Award from Lebanon Valley College, and their work within and beyond the classroom has been recognized with a NISOD Excellence Award. They have twice served as co-coordinator for the Equality State Book Festival and presently direct Lebanon Valley College’s visiting writer series, Writing: A Life. They also serve as the vice president of the board for the Annville Free Library.

Beyond the writing life, Holly is a multidisciplinary fiber artist and cycling enthusiast.

Publications & Prizes

Heading North (Braddock Avenue Books, 2023)

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Last update: Mar 08, 2024