Penn prof. Buzz Bissinger hosts student writer’s residency in Pacific Northwest home

The Daily Pennsylvanian
March 15, 2019

Over spring break, College senior Sabrina Qiao was holed up in an isolated cottage near Astoria, Oregon working on her creative writing honors thesis.

Qiao was chosen to complete the annual nine-day writer’s residency hosted by English professor Buzz Bissinger and his wife Lisa Smith at their home in the Pacific Northwest. The writers' residency gives one student each year a chance to travel to Bissinger and Smith's home and spend a week working on a writing project..

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