The Porch: Visiting Writer Series Workshop: When Bad Sex Happens to Good Writers - The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Sex Scenes

The Porch is proud to bring poets and writers who are also experienced teachers to Nashville for readings of their work and workshops in which they share their insights and inspirations with our community. Thanks to a grant from South Arts, we are thrilled to welcome Jamie Quatro to Nashville for a reading and workshop. More details to come! 

About the Instructor:

Jamie Quatro’s debut collection, I Want To Show You More (Grove Press), is a New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013, Indie Next pick, O, The Oprah Magazine summer reading pick, and New York Times Editors’ Choice. The collection was named a Top Ten Book of 2013 by Dwight Garner in the New York Times, a Favorite Book of 2013 by James Wood in The New Yorker, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Georgia Townsend Fiction Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize.

Her debut novel, Fire Sermon, is forthcoming in early 2018, to be followed by a second story collection, Next Time I’ll Be Louder, both from Grove Press.

Quatro’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Tin HouseBombPloughsharesMcSweeney’sEcotoneThe New York Times Book Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her stories are anthologized in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, Ann Charters’s The Story And Its Writer, and in the 2016 Norton Mix. She holds graduate degrees from the College of William and Mary (M.A., English) and the Bennington College Writing Seminars (M.F.A, Fiction), and is currently a Contributing Editor at The Oxford American Magazine. In the summer of 2017, Quatro will join the faculty in the Sewanee School of Letters Graduate Program. She lives with her husband and children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.