Henriette is the fifth generation of her family to live in the house in Papingo that will be the home of the Krouna Writing Workshop. Since she was an English major at Middlebury College and visiting family during the summers, she dreamed of holding writing workshops in the courtyard where the views of the Astraka cliffs and the peaceful setting of the unique village could inspire writers. In July of 2018, she launched the inaugural Krouna Writing Workshop there.


Henriette's debut novel The Clover House (Random House/Ballantine, 2013) was a Boston Globe best-seller and a Target Emerging Authors pick. Her other work has appeared in publications including ELLE, Narrative Magazine, Salamander, New England Review, The Millions, The New York Times online, and the Huffington Post, and has earned her a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grant. She is the founding editor of The Drum Literary Magazine. A Ph. D. in English, Henriette taught at Harvard for ten years and now teaches at GrubStreet in Boston. For more about Henriette, visit her website here.

Henriette Lazaridis

Henriette Lazaridis, author of The Clover House

Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon, 2017); The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon, 2016); and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012), finalist for the 2013Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in such places asThe New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, Literary Imagination, Harvard Review,The Missouri Review Online, and Guernica. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and has received fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Writers’ Room of Boston, and the Ragdale Foundation. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country.


A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank holds a BA from Vassar College, an MFA from Emerson College, and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank spent four years as an assistant professor in the University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate creative writing program, The Center for Writers, and she was the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University from 2016-2018. She will be the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University in Spring 2019.

Rebecca Morgan Frank

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