Artistic Director of Writers Retreat, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Instructor of Creative Writing, Author
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. Her debut collection of short stories, Flashes of War, was published in May 2013 by Loyola University Maryland.
Flashes of War was awarded the 2013 Gold Medal Book of the Year for literary fiction by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). The MWSA, with more than 900 authors, poets, artists, and photographers, is the largest military writers' organization in the world. They work to help veterans, their families, and historians record history and the complexities of military life.
Katey's nonfiction has appeared in The Nature Conservancy newsletter, the Oregon Quarterly and in various education magazines. She has taught memoir writing for Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Fishtrap, as well as several online courses offered through her website. She is the recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award and writing fellowships from organizations in Oregon, Alaska, Wyoming, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan and Texas. She lives in an Airstream trailer bordering the Pisgah National Forest.