Meet Iota’s Director

Penny Guisinger had an idea for a conference a few years back, and believes DSC_5383--FTWit’s possibly the best idea she ever had. Annually, she welcomes writers to her part of the world and sees to it that they learn a lot, laugh a lot, and yearn to come back. Also an accomplished writer, she is the author of the book Postcards from Here, published by Vine Leaves Press in 2016. Twice named as a notable in Best American Essays and Pushcart nominated, she is the 2016 winner of the Maine Literary Award for short nonfiction. Other work has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Rumpus, Guernica, the Brevity blog, Solstice Literary Magazine, Under the Gum Tree, multiple anthologies, and other places. She is an Assistant Editor at Brevity and a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.