Lacey Dunham

Lacey Dunham

Director of Education Programs

Lacey N. Dunham (she/her/hers) is a writer, editor, and arts educational professional with over fifteen years of experience in nonprofits, education, and publishing. She has worked professionally with literary journals, literary organizations, and public schools, where she has a decade of experience as a teaching artist. Lacey brings a professional focus to the intersections of education, literacy, editing/writing, and social justice.

Prior to PEN/Faulkner, Lacey worked at 826DC and Politics & Prose, and served as a judge for the Minnesota Book Awards and a panelist for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Lacey is currently the Fiction Editor at Necessary Fiction and Contributing Editor at Story. She formerly worked with journals A Public Space and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and has edited several anthologies of writing by youth voices that have received recognition in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and on NPR, among others. Her own fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in print and online at Ploughshares, The Southwest Review, Witness Magazine, Pigeon Pages, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Maine Review, CHEAP POP, and Midwestern Gothic, among others, and her work has been nominated to the Best American Short Stories. A Michigan native who grew up on a farm, she is an avid birder, runner, and backcountry camper, and she enjoys summertime motorcycle rides. An alumna of Hollins University, she is a first-generation college graduate.

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