MFA Students

Kelly Chastain


Kelly Chastain is a first year MFA candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, focusing on fiction writing. Her work has appeared in The Burrow Press Review, Gravel, Cactus Heart Press, Silk Road Review, among others. She also has work anthologized in Traveler’s Tales Best Travel Writing Volume 10, and a notable essay in Best American Essays 2015. In September 2017, she attended a month long stay with Milkwood International Writing Residency, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. Currently, she is working on a historical novel set in Austria and Hungary in 1832. You can find her at

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