Video Interview: Teaching Artist Ellen Birkett Morris
Ellen Birkett Morris is an award-winning, multigenre writer, teacher, and editor based in Louisville, Kentucky.
Morris is the author of the forthcoming short story collection Lost Girls (TouchPoint Press) and of Surrender (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry has appeared in Thin Air Magazine, The Clackamas Literary Review, Juked, Alimentum, Gastronomica, 3Elements Review, and Inscape, among other journals. Morris won top prize in the 2008 Binnacle Ultra-Short Edition and was a semi-finalist for the 2009 Rita Dove Poetry Prize.
Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, Sliver of Stone, Great Jones Street, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Upstreet, among other journals. She is the 2015 winner of the Bevel Summers Prize for her story “May Apples" and the Betty Gabehart Prize for Fiction. Morris is a recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council in support of her fiction. She teaches at the Loft Literary Center and was on the faculty of the 2018 Antioch Writers Summer Workshop. Morris has an MFA from Queens University-Charlotte.
This video references a class Ellen taught in fall 2021. To see her current classes, visit her artist bio page.