Jeff Bender, writer

Jeff Bender is an alum of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Davidson College, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop. 

His fiction has appeared in Guernica, The Monarch Review, Clover, CityArts, Trop, The Awl, and The Iowa Review, and has earned honors from Glimmer Train, Writer's Digest, and Brooklyn magazine.

His screenwriting projects, co-written with David Englander, have earned honors from the Page International Screenwriting Awards, the Austin Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. 

He is the recent winner of an Artist Trust grant and Richard Hugo House’s New Works Competition. His first novel is about college wrestling.

Jeff teaches at Skagit Valley College and Richard Hugo House and is on the Roster of Teaching Artists for Washington State. 

This year he will present at the Write on the Sound Conference in Edmonds, Wash., and at the Chuckanut Writers Conference in Bellingham, Wash., where he lives with his wife Catharine.