Jacinda Townsend

Appalachian Writer in Residence at Berea College

Contact Information

Draper 306 C
Email: jacinda_gides@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3540

Spring 2020

Jacinda Townsend

Office Hours

Tue/Wed: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Class Schedule

  • ENG 124 C (Mon/Wed: 8:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
  • ENG 282E A (Mon/Wed: 12:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


Berea’s new Appalachian Writer in Residence Jacinda Townsend. Jacinda is the author of Saint Monkey, a novel set in 1950’s Eastern Kentucky which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. She received her MFA from Iowa Writer’s Workshop and went on to spend a year as a Fulbright fellow in Côte d’Ivoire.