We’re excited to announce that Meighan Sharp, of Roanoke, has been selected as the 2016 Writer by Bus.
Ms. Sharp was selected through a competitive process that saw applications from across the region, and proposals that covered everything from film scripts to photo essays. The selection committee, made up of Arts Commission members and other members of the community, was impressed not only with the quality of Ms. Sharp’s writing, but her existing familiarity with public transportation and alternative transportation in general, as well as a project proposal that included significant outreach to area school children and the public in general.
We are confident not only that Ms. Sharp will create an engaging body of work, but through Writer by Bus will succeed
as a tremendous advocate for public transportation.
From her bio:
Meighan L. Sharp grew up in the Seattle area and has since lived in Oregon, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia. An educator at heart, Sharp currently serves as the co-director for the Hollins University summer creative writing program for high school women and volunteers for Roanoke City Public Schools. Formerly, Sharp taught undergraduate college courses in creative writing and composition. Her leadership roles in higher education have included serving as academic coordinator for the Upward Bound Program at Linfield College in Oregon, director of the Bonner Scholars Program at Berea College in Kentucky, and assistant academic dean at Emory & Henry College. She earned her M.Ed. at the University of South Carolina and her M.F.A. at Hollins University. Sharp’s work has been selected twice for inclusion in the annual Best New Poets anthology. Her writing also appears in numerous literary journals, including Crazyhorse, The Florida Review, Cimarron Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Roanoke with her husband and son.