Prior to their Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops, the week’s poet- and prose writer-in-residence give public readings of their work, followed by Q-and-A. Week Seven writers in residence are Mathias Svalina and Randon Billings Noble. More information on Writers’ Center workshops available at learn.chq.org. Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books. has taught writing at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has won fellowships and awards from The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Iowa Review, and New Michigan Press. His poems have been published in journals such as American Letters & Commentary, The Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Jubilat, and others. He is an editor for Octopus Books and runs a dream delivery service. "Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her full-length essay collection Be with Me Always was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019 and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in 2017. Individual essays have appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, The Georgia Review, Passages North, Shenandoah, Brevity, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. She has taught at New York University, American University, and a variety of community writing centers such as The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD and Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. She has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge, and the Vermont Studio Center, and in 2013 she was named a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow to attend a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts. Currently she is the Founding Editor of the online literary magazine After the Art and teaches creative writing classes at American University.