Artistic Director of Writers Retreat, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Pacific University; B.A., Philosophy, Whitman College
Katey Schultz grew up in Portland, Oregon and is most recently from Celo, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Writing Program and recipient of fellowships in 8 different states, as well as writing grants from North Carolina’s regional and state arts councils. Katey lectures and teaches around the country for organizations such as The Writer’s Center of DC, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Fishtrap, and Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. She also mentors private students via correspondance. Katey’s debut collection of short stories, Flashes of War (Loyola University Maryland, 2013) was awarded IndieFab Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews and a Gold Medal in Literary Fiction from the Military Writer’s Society of America. Katey’s essays and stories have appeared in River Styx, Fiction Daily, Electric Literature, The Nature Conservancy, and Oregon Quarterly, among others and her flash fiction has won half a dozen contests sponsored by literary publications. Two flashes, “Stop Looking at Me Like That” and “The Last Thing They Might Have Seen,” were recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.