The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
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Ashley Naftule

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021
Meet Your Literary Community Exhibitor 2019

About Ashley Naftule

Ashley Naftule is a resident playwright and the Associate Artistic Director at Space55 theatre in downtown Phoenix. He’s written and produced four full-length plays: Ear, The First Annual Bookburners Convention, The Canterbury Tarot, and Radio Free Europa (these scripts can be viewed via New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/52049/ashley-naftule). His next play, Selena and Judy Go Dancing, is set to premiere in 2021.


As a freelance journalist, his work has been published in The AV Club, Pitchfork, Daily Bandcamp, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Vice, The Outline, Longreads, Phoenix New Times, Echo Magazine, AZCentral, and The Cleveland Review of Books. His short fiction has been published in Coffin Bell Journal, AEther/Ichor, The Molotov Cocktail, Cabinet of Heed, Grasslimb, Dark City Mystery Magazine, Hypnopomp, Write Ahead/The Future Looms, and Planet Scumm (forthcoming). His micropoetry chapbooks Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth and Epoch & Olivetti Sing All The Hits are available (respectively) via Rinky Dinky Press and Ghost City Press.


Despite the uncanny resemblance, he bears no relation to country singer Vince Gill nor is in any way an evil Vince Gill doppelganger that escaped from The Black Lodge.
Twitter: @ashleynaftule