Finalists & Winners

The Wolf House Residency funds fellowships to The Methow Valley Workshop.

Congratulations to our Winners and Finalists!

2018 Winners:  Nathaniel Blaesing and Michael Carter
2018 Finalists:  Kate Axelrod, Michael Cooper, Jen Ferguson and Sarah Leamy

As a former Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter pilot, Nathaniel Blaesing spent a year flying in Iraq. Upon redeployment home, during the aftermaths of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he was involved in rescues and searches for bodies in his former home of New Orleans. Now he is learning to piece a life together with his wife and newborn son in the tranquil city of Iowa City, Iowa.

Michael Carter is a poet and clinical social worker currently living in rural Connecticut. He holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MSW from Smith.  He was the inaugural Nadya Aisenberg Fellow at the Boston Writing Room and is a two-time Writing By Writers fellow at Tomales Bay.  His poems have appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, Boulevard, and Spoon River Poetry Review among many others. He lives with his hounds, Omar and Birdie, and is a competitive swimmer and a non-competitive knitter.

Congratulations to our Winners and Finalists!

2017 Winners:  Ky Delaney and Ginger Gaffney
2017 Finalists:  Jennifer Catto, Elaine Deschamps, Marie Drake, MC Hyland, Karin Killian and Jenny Robertson

Ky Delaney writes a weekly column, Mountain Mama, for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Her short story, “Paddling with Marigolds,” was selected for inclusion in the anthology The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11 and she is on the masthead of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. Ky lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her favorite adventure partner, her five-year-old son.

Ginger Gaffney is a writer and horse trainer living in northern New Mexico. She is an MFA candidate in creative writing at The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been published in Witness Magazine, The Utne Reader, and Animal Literary Magazine. She is currently working on a book about her work at a prison alternative ranch. One of her chapters has been nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.