We are so excited at the new staff joining us starting this month: interns Hannah Bates and Stephanie Mezzanatto, and copyeditor Mackenzie Meter!
We’re thrilled to welcome them to the Midwestern Gothic family!
Hannah Bates is a junior studying English at the University of Michigan. Summer 2014, she won a Hopwood Award for poetry. Hannah developed her love of writing among other young Ann Arbor slam poets back when teenage angst and boys best characterized her poetry. She enjoys running, hiking, and travelling to where the mountains are, even though Michigan will always feel like home. She hopes to see much more of the world before concluding that Lake Michigan, apple orchards, and four resplendent seasons are some of her favorite things.
Mackenzie Meter is a born-and-raised Michigander with a love for running, hammocking, and homemade soups. She currently works as the marketing manager for an Ann Arbor brewery, where she gets to write about (and enjoy) excellent beer. A lifelong reader, writer, and lover of words, she couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of Midwestern Gothic.
Stephanie Mezzanatto is a Northern California native, who is currently a senior at the University of Michigan studying Creative Writing and Literature. Her obsessions include her two pit bull mixes, crisp pages, old architecture, and environmentalism. Stephanie lives for the click of the keys as stories flow from fingers to screen, the squish of clay in her hands as she sculpts, and the dim of photography dark rooms. After graduation, Stephanie wants to work in publishing in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was born and raised, and hopes to publish her own novel someday.