McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Sarah Harshbarger has been accepted to the distinguished Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) residency at Firefly Farms.
Originally from Woodbine, Maryland, Harshbarger is currently a second-year fiction student at McNeese. She received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Susquehanna University.
SAFTA is located on a 45-acre working farm outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, and offers short-term residencies to well-known and emerging writers, visual artists, filmmakers and composers. While residents have time to focus on producing
creative work, they also have the opportunity to garden and help out with the farm’s livestock.
“I’m very excited to dedicate time to working on my short fiction in preparation for my graduate thesis and final year at McNeese,” Harshbarger says. “Not to mention enjoy the countryside and spend time with some lambs!”
SAFTA will host Harshbarger from July 28-Aug 4. While there, she will attend SAFTA-sponsored workshops, readings and other events with seasoned poets and fiction writers.