Peg Alford Pursell
Writer; Literary Readings
Peg Alford Pursell is the author of Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow (ELJ Editions, March 2017), a collection of hybrid prose and microfictions praised by Antonya Nelson, Joan Silber, Peter Orner, Margot Livesey, and others. Her work has been published in Permafrost, The Cortland Review, the Journal of Compressed Arts, and Vestal Review, among many others. She’s the recipient of many awards and honors, including the SC State Fiction Award, The South Carolina Academy of Authors Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction shortlist. She directs Why There Are Words, a national neighborhood of reading series she founded first in Sausalito in 2010, and directs WTAW Press, an independent publisher of exceptional literary books.