kelcey parker ervick

about kelcey

kelcey parker ervick

[photo by monica liang aguirre]

Kelcey Parker Ervick is the author of three award-winning books: The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, a hybrid work of biography, memoir, and art about a Czech fairy tale writer; Liliane's Balcony (Rose Metal Press), a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater; and the story collection For Sale By Owner (Kore Press).


She is co-editor, with Tom Hart, of the forthcoming Field Guide to Graphic Literature: Artists and Writers on Creating Graphic Narratives, Poetry Comics, and Literary Collage, which Rose Metal Press will publish in 2021. 


She has received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her stories, essays, and comics have appeared in The Believer, The Rumpus, Colorado Review, Passages North, Quarterly West, Booth, Notre Dame Review, The Common, and elsewhere. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and teaches creative writing at Indiana University South Bend.


In 2018 and 2019, she is making a painting or comic every day and posting most of them on Instagram. She has also found her way to Twitter.