Tochukwu Okafor

Art Discipline: 
Worcester, MA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 1, 2022 to Aug 12, 2022

Tochukwu Okafor is an MFA Fiction candidate at Emerson College and holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a 2022 Ucross Foundation Fellow, a 2021 Gish Jen Fiction Fellow, an alumnus of the 2021 Tin House Workshop, a 2018 Rhodes Scholar finalist, and a 2018 Kathy Fish Fellow. His work has appeared in the 2019 Best Small Fictions, the 2018 Best of the Net, and elsewhere. He has received awards, fellowships, and residencies from Aspen Words, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MASS MoCA), PEN America, Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, GrubStreet, Short Story Day Africa, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Jack Straw Writers’ Program, Bethany Arts Community, Worcester Arts Council, Exxon Mobil, Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, Fishtrap, Longleaf Writers’ Conference, Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Kundiman, Boston Writers of Color Group, and elsewhere. He lives in Worcester, MA.

photo credits to Beowulf Sheehan