Bailey Hutchinson is a bookseller and the events coordinator for Milkweed Books, the independent bookstore located in Open Book and operated by Milkweed Editions. Prior to joining Milkweed in 2019, she was Assistant Director of Open Mouth Reading Series in Fayetteville, AR. She earned a BA in English Literature from Rhodes College and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Arkansas, where she served as both Poetry Editor and Social Media Editor for The Arkansas International. She is also an Associate Poetry Editor for BOAAT journal, and her writing can be found in Beloit, Salamander, BOAAT, and more.
I work at Milkweed because I value literature as a means of building and nurturing community. Books are conversations—between readers, authors, other books, and more—and I hope always to facilitate meaningful, nourishing dialogues.
Bailey coordinates events for local and traveling authors for Milkweed Books. Please contact her if you are interested in having a reading, book launch, or other literary event at the bookstore.