Author Tara Stillions Whitehead to speak at SUNY Adirondack

Author Tara Stillions Whitehead
March 28, 2023

Award-winning writer next speaker in Writers Project series

GLENS FALLS, New York (March 24, 2023) — SUNY Adirondack proudly welcomes award-winning author Tara Stillions Whitehead at 12:30 p.m. Monday as part of the college's Writers Project series. 

Stillions Whitehead's work has been published in numerous award-winning journals, magazines and anthologies, including cream city review, The Rupture, Fairy Tale Review, Gone Lawn, PRISM international, Chicago Review, Pithead Chapel, Jellyfish Review and Hobart. She is assistant professor of Film, Video and Digital Media Production at Messiah University, where she is also faculty for the renowned Young Writers Workshop.

Her essay, “The Mother Must Die and Other Lies Fairy Tales Told Me,” was designated as a notable essay in the Best American Essays 2022 anthology; her stories were included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 in 2021 and 2022; and she was nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small fictions, the Pushcart Prize and AWP Intro Journals Award.

She is author of three books, “Blood Histories,” “The Year of the Monster” and the upcoming “They More Than Burned,” and was featured in multiple sessions at the recent Association of Writers and Writing Programs creative writing conference in Seattle.

“What a pleasure it will be to hear Whitehead share her work and perspectives on creating,” McCoy said. “Her short fiction encourages us to look with compassion at the monstrous around us.”

The talk is free and open to the public, and will be in the college's Visual Arts Gallery, in Dearlove Hall on the Queensbury campus.

The Writers Project series continues April 17 with Stephen Sexton and Leontia Flynn speaking via Zoom; and graduating Creative Writing students from SUNY Adirondack presenting May 1.