- RESIDENCY DATES : Aug 1st 2005 to Aug 31st 2005
- PRACTICE : Writer
- FROM : USA
ZZ Packer was born in Chicago and grew up in Atlanta and Louisville, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Yale, the writing seminar at Johns Hopkins, and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has held Wallace Stegner and Truman Capote fellowships at Stanford University. She has also taught at both Iowa and Stanford.
While at Montalvo ZZ Packer worked on a first novel about the adventures of the Buffalo Soldiers, all-black military units stationed in the West after the Civil War.