D.J. Thielke is a fiction writer and one of six Sitka Fellows in residency at the Island Institute this summer. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Arts&Letters, The Cincinnati Review, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Bat City Review, and Crazyhorse, among others. She holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University, served as the 2013-2014 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the inagural 2014 Stone Court Writer-in-Residence, and is currently the 2015-2016 Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in fiction at Colgate University.
Much of her fiction has focused on the role of technology on identity in modern life. She is currently finishing and editing a collection of stories that focuses on this theme. In Sitka, her project is to do further research on a new story about the oil business and the way it shapes local economies associated with the rig.
Thielke is leading a workshop on letter writing tomorrow (07-23-15) in Fraser Hall on the Sheldon Jackson Campus at 7 p.m. No experience required.
To learn more about Thielke, visit her website http://www.djthielke.com/