Lacey Dunham

Lacey Dunham

Director of Education Programs

Lacey N. Dunham (she/her/hers) is a writer, editor, and arts educational professional with fifteen years of experience in nonprofits, education, and publishing. She is the current Fiction Editor at Necessary Fiction and Assistant Editor at Story. Formerly at Politics & Prose Bookstore and 826DC, she also served stints at the journals A Public Space and Electric Literature, was a judge for the Minnesota Book Awards, and a panelist for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She has edited several anthologies, including the collection Having to Tell Your Mother Is the Hardest Part, which received recognition in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Her own fiction and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Midwestern Gothic, and The Other Stories, among others. Lacey holds a BA in creative writing from Hollins University and a certification in early childhood education from Georgetown University. A Michigan native who grew up on a farm, she is an avid birder, runner, and backcountry camper, and she enjoys summertime motorcycle rides. She is a first-generation college graduate.

lacey@penfaulkner.org