I met Neil Serven at Bread Loaf last year and was first impressed by the story he submitted for workshop. The characters were clearly drawn and familiar—in the sense that I felt like I was reading about people I’ve known and wanted to hear about—and their actions and choices were fresh and surprising. The piece was both heartfelt and smart, and I felt like I could have stayed in that world for a long time. Neil was sharp and generous in his critiques, and over the course of the ten days, I came to look forward to his insight on each story up.
You can find other links to his work here.