Spencer George is a Writer and Teaching Artist based in North Carolina. Her work focuses on the intersection of storytelling, folklore, and empathy in the rural south, with a particular focus on the Appalachian region of North Carolina her family hails from. She has writing published and forthcoming in The Bitter Southerner, The Adroit Journal, Medium, and Girlology, among others. Spencer is the creator and writer of GOOD FOLK, a weekly newsletter about people and stories. Currently, she serves as an ArtistYear Senior Fellow in Creative Writing and a staff member at Girls Write Now, and has previously been an intern for the StoryCorps Mobile Tour, a student researcher on the SIT International Honors Program in Human Rights, and a yoga instructor at a boys summer camp in Canada. Spencer was the 2019 recipient of the Peter S. Prescott Prize for Prose Writing, and is at work on a re-imagined Southern Gothic novel about queer love and the radical power of hope. She is most often found drinking coffee, wandering the woods, or trying to find ways to get her students to finally think she’s cool.