2024 Festival

April 24-26, 2024
12th Annual Festival

Check out this year's schedule of readings, panels and events and JOIN US April 24-26!

This Year's Writers

This year, the New Voices Festival will host writers Erica Berry, Kate Doyle, Elisa Gonzalez, Samantha Hurley, Claire Jiménez, Raul Palma, and Stella Wong. Read more about these incredible artists and their work below!

Erica Berry

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"Erica Berry's nonfiction debut, Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear, was published in February 2023 by Flatiron/Macmillan (US+Canada), and Canongate (UK+Commonwealth) in March 2023. You can read a bit about the book here and see a related essay here."

Kate Doyle

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"Kate Doyle is an American writer living in Amsterdam--before that in Ithaca, NY, and before that in New York City. She is the author of the short story collection I Meant it Once

A former bookseller at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca and a 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellow, Kate has published her stories in No Tokens, Electric Literature, Split Lip, Joyland, The Millions, Lit Hub, Wigleaf, ANMLY, and elsewhere. I Meant It Once is published by Algonquin Books in the U.S. and Corsair in the U.K."

Elisa Gonzalez

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"Elisa M. Gonzalez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her work appears in the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Paris Review and elsewhere. A graduate of Yale University and the New York University M.F.A. program, she has received fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Rolex Foundation, and the U.S. Fulbright Program. She is the recipient of a 2020 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. Her debut poetry collection, Grand Tour (FSG), will be published on September 19, 2023."

Samantha Hurley

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"Samantha Hurley is a New York-based, Maine-raised comedy writer. She has a degree in theatre studies from Ithaca College. Her original sketches have been performed at the UCB theatre, Characters Welcome, PIT, and Brooklyn Comedy Collective."

Claire Jiménez

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"Claire Jiménez is a Puerto Rican writer who grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York.

She is the author of the short story collection Staten Island Stories (Johns Hopkins Press, 2019) and What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez (Grand Central, 2023). She received her M.F.A. from Vanderbilt University and her PhD in English with specializations in Ethnic Studies and Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 2019, she co-founded the Puerto Rican Literature Project, a digital archive documenting the lives and work of hundreds of Puerto Rican writers from over the last century. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. "

Raul Palma

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"RAUL PALMA is the author of  A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens (Dutton) and In This World of Ultraviolet Light (Indiana University Press).

He is a member of the fiction faculty at Ithaca College, and the Associate Dean of Faculty and New Initiatives in Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska, with a specialization in ethnic studies."

Stella Wong

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"STELLA WONG is the author of Spooks, winner of the Saturnalia Books Editors Prize, and American Zero, which was selected for the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize by Danez Smith. She is a graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her poems have appeared in POETRY, Colorado Review, Lana Turner, Bennington Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere."