Anna B. Sutton is a writer, arts administrator, & publisher. Born & raised in Nashville, TN, she received her BFA in Art Education & Painting from the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. In 2010, she moved to Wilmington, NC, to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing & Poetry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
In her time at UNCW, Anna served as the president of the Creative Writing Graduate Student Association, as an outreach teacher with Writers in Action, & as a counselor & instructor at the Young Writers Workshop, a summer camp for high school creative writers. Anna also spent three years on staff at Lookout Books, a literary imprint housed in UNCW’s Publishing Laboratory. There, she worked with authors such as Edith Pearlman, Steve Almond, & John Rybicki. She served as a reader for the literary journals Ecotone, Gigantic Sequins, Chautauqua, & Atlantis. Along with classmate John Mortara, Anna is a founding editor of Thrillmington, a satirical magazine & literary journal. Recently, Anna became an editor at One Pause Poetry, an online audio archive & resource center. She is now a freelance writer as well as an administrator at DancEast, in East Nashville.
Her MFA thesis, Playing House on the Bones, is looking for a home.