We all put on clothes every day of our lives—but, as anyone who’s ever celebrated Halloween knows, the stranger our outfits are, the more interesting we become. Inspired by the spectacular soundsuits of artist Nick Cave, we will explore the ways that clothes, costumes, and disguises can show—or hide—who people really are. Poets, fiction writers, and in-betweeners welcome.
Madelin Parsley has an MFA in fiction from Vanderbilt University, where she served as the nonfiction editor of the Nashville Review. She grew up in the panhandle of Nebraska. She received her BA in English from Amherst College, taught elementary school in Illinois, and made gallons and gallons of ice cream in California before coming to Tennessee.
Madelin is new to our teaching staff. Welcome, Madelin!