Whitney Scharer holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals including New Flash Fiction Review, Cimarron Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. Her first novel, The Age of Light, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller, was published by Little, Brown (US) and Picador (UK) in February, 2019, and is forthcoming from over a dozen other countries. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA.
Whitney has been awarded the Virginia Center For the Arts Residency, the St. Botolph Emerging Artists Grant 2015, the 2014 Somerville Arts Council Artists Fellowship, the Loren D. Milliman Fellowship for second year of graduate study,and the Gerberding Fellowship for study in Rome
Adelphic Scholarship for Wesleyan Writers’ Conference.
Whitney teaches fiction writing workshops in the greater Boston area and is available for editorial consultations on short stories, novel writing, and memoir.
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Previous & Upcoming Events:
Apr 4, 2019: Arlington Author Salon - Arlington, MA
Apr 5-7, 2019: The Muse and the Marketplace - Boston, MA
Apr 13, 2019: Literary Tea at Westgate Hotel - San Diego, CA
Apr 16, 2019: Library Council Literary Series Luncheon - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 17, 2019: Literary Society of the Desert Luncheon - Palm Springs, CA
Apr 27-28, 2019: Newburyport Literary Festival - Newburyport, MA
May 2, 2019: Portland Library Spotlight Series - Portland, ME
In the News:
“A Novel About the Life and Times of Photographer Lee Miller” - New York Times (Feb 2019)
“Read The Age of Light, Meet Your New Favorite Feminist Icon” - Refinery29 (Feb 2019)
“The Age of Light is Historical Fiction at its Finest” Entertainment Weekly (Feb 2019)