The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of Chels Knorr

Chels Knorr

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Chels Knorr

Chels Knorr is a professional writer and editor. She earned her undergraduate degree in communications and her master’s in creative nonfiction. Her essays have been published in Spry Lit Journal, Smokebox and Under the Sun, among others. She has read her work at Bar Flies, has been featured on various NPR stations and regularly writes features for Arizona Highways magazine. She’s working on a midcentury house and an essay collection. Locally, she started and formerly ran the Phoenix chapter of “Shut Up and Write” and "Anti-Social Book Club." She is a Little Free Library Steward. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, a doodle dog and a baby boy who never sits still.