Susan Ketchin

Susan Ketchin is author of The Christ-Haunted Landscape:  Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction, and other award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction.

Ketchin is a writer, teacher, and musician. She has taught creative writing at North Carolina State University, Duke University and most recently (2013), at Meredith College.  Formerly fiction editor at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, DoubleTake Magazine, and Southern Exposure Magazine, Susan has taught “Religion in Fiction of the American South” at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and at Duke Divinity School, where she also tutored and led workshops in theological writing and faith. Ketchin is currently writing a collection of  literary essays that explore southern music and identity, entitled, “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? Notes on Southern Music and Memory.”

An award-winning songwriter and recording artist with Flying Fish/Rounder Records, Ketchin will perform original and traditional music that she was inspired write or adapt by her reading of Marjorie Hudson’s collection of stories, Accidental Birds of the Carolinas.