We are thrilled to announce and welcome Janée J. Baugher and Christopher Linforth as the first summer residents of Silver Creek Writers Residency!

Janée J. Baugher is the recipient of the inaugural Silver Creek Fellowship for wilderness and nature writing. She is the author of The Body’s Physics (Tebot Bach) and Coordinates of Yes (Ahadada Books), two beautiful collections of poetry that amplify what it means to contemplate art, images and nature. Her poems and essays are a translation of art into language; they create galleries in the mind. Twice nominated for a Puschart Prize, Janée holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She lives in Seattle where she teaches literature and writing.

Christopher Linforth is the recipient of the first Silver Creek Fellowship for Idaho Writers. He is the author of the short story collection When You Find Us We Will Be Gone (Lamar University Press) and editor of The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction (Anthem Learning). His collection-in-progress, provisionally titled Restoration & Other Stories, is a poignant depiction of life among Croatians during their fraught return to normalcy in the post-war period of the late 1990s and 2000s. Christopher is the recipient of Virginia Tech’s Fiction Prize, was a finalist for Crab Orchard Review’s “Charles Johnson Fiction Award,” and has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Tech and is at work on a second MFA at Boise State University.