Sheryl Monks is a writer based in the foothills of North Carolina. She serves as the Writer-in-Residence at Salem College and is the editor of Change Seven Magazine. Previously, she was the co-owner and editor of Press 53, an independent literary publisher which she helped to establish in Winston-Salem, NC. Sheryl holds an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a BA in English from Salem College. Her collection of stories ALL THE GIRLS IN FRANCE was a finalist for the 2013 Hudson Prize. Her work has earned a Northwest NC Regional Artist’s Project Grant and the Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award. Her short stories, interviews, and articles have appeared in Black and Grey Magazine, The Greensboro Review, the Writer’s Chronicle, Midwestern Gothic, Night Train, storySouth, RE:AL–Regarding Arts and Letters, Backwards City Review, Southern Gothic online, Surreal South, Fried Chicken and Coffee, and elsewhere.
In addition to teaching creative writing at Salem College, I frequently lead writing workshops in neighboring communities. Get in touch if I can lead a workshop for your group.
Here’s my writing desk and my sweet writing buddy Lincoln.