M.F.A. Creative Writing (Fiction)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995.
Thesis: In the Small Wind, short story collection.
Thesis Committee: Alyson Hagy; Andrea Barrett
B.A. English / Creative Writing Concentration
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993.
Valedictorian. Honors in General Scholarship. Honors in English. GPA 4.0.
“Blue Smell of Steel.” Fifty Over Fifty, PS Books, February 29, 2016.
“Someone Bigger Than He.” Currents: Selected Poetry & Prose from the 2014 Cape Henlopen Retreat Writers; Jean Davis, Maggie Rowe and Ramona DeFelice Long (eds.), 2015.
“Learning to Turn.” ninepatch: A Creative Journal for Women and Gender Studies. Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 2. 2012.
“Extra Presents.” Moondance, June 1997.
“Holding On.” Men As We Are, Fall 1996.
“Extra Presents.” O. Henry Festival Stories; Greensboro: Trans Verse Press, 1993.
“Blue Smell of Steel.” The Wittenberg Review, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Fall 1991.
“Holding On.” The Trinity Review, Spring 1990.
“When the Miracles Run Out,” The Hartford Courant, August 1994.
“Don’t Be Fooled By All the Recycling Hoopla,” The Hartford Courant, January 19,1992.
“Confessions of an Addicted Trash Recycler,” The Hartford Courant, March 12, 1991.
“Calculating the Loss of Simple Math Skills,” The Hartford Courant, September 11,1990.
“Spring’s Message of Hope Marred by Teen Auto Deaths,” The Hartford Courant, May 6, 1990.
“Radio Drama,” Sparks Magazine, Vol 1 No. 1, Spring 1990.
PUBLICATIONS: CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS
Chapter on Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl, in Exploring Short Stories from Gale Research, Detroit, Michigan, 1996.
In “Suit Your Sentence to Its Meaning” by Thalia Selz in Anne Bernays and PamelaPainter, What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers (HarperCollins, 1990). Revised and expanded, (HarperCollins, 1995).
In “Speech Flavor, or Sounding Real” by Thalia Selz in Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter, What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers (HarperCollins, 1990). Revised and expanded, (HarperCollins, 1995).
Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, March 31, 2016.
Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, Delaware, February 27, 2016.
Hockessin Public Library, Hockessin, Delaware, August 15, 2015.
Featured reader, Second Saturday Poets, Wilmington, Delaware. September 14, 2013.
New Castle County Public Library. New Castle, Delaware. November 5, 2011.
Featured reader, Fiction Reading sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Friends of Kirkwood Library. Wilmington, Delaware. August 8, 2010.
The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, Connecticut. February 17, 1995.
Mark Webster Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. December 2, 1994.
Township Public Library, Clinton, Michigan, March 17, 1994.
AWARDS & HONORS
Listed in Delaware Artist Roster.
Invited member of the Mid Atlantic Artist Registry.
Work featured at the Award Winners X and Reunion Exhibit, Biggs Museum, Dover, DE, July 2 – October 24, 2010.
Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature: Fiction, Delaware Division of the Arts, 2010.
Participant in the Delaware Writers Retreat, Delaware Division of the Arts, 2008, 2014.
Hopwood Major Short Fiction Award, 1995 for In the Small Wind, collection in progress.
First Prize, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1993 for “In the Small Wind,” Short Story.
Second Prize, Trinity Alumnus Fiction Prize, 1993 for “In the Small Wind,” Short Story.
First Prize, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1991 for “Extra Presents,” Short Story.
Third Prize, Frank W. Whitlock Playwriting Prize, 1991 for “Realities,” One-Act Play.
First Prize, Trinity Alumnus Fiction Prize, 1990 for “Where the Man Belongs,” Short Story.
First Prize, Trinity Alumnus Fiction Prize, 1989 for “Holding On,” Short Story.
Second Prize, Alumni Nonfiction Prize, 1989 for “What I Could Take With Me,” Creative Nonfiction.
Finalist, Hopwood Major Essay Award, 1995.
Finalist, Hopwood Major Playwriting Award, 1995.
First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1992 for “Necessary Parts,” Short Story.
First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1991 for “Blue Smell of Steel,” Short Story.
First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1990 for “Where the Man Belongs,” Short Story.
First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1989 for “Holding On,” Short Story.
EDITING & JUDGING
Judge, 2018 Rehoboth Beach Reads Contest.
Contributing Editor, Bay to Ocean Anthology.
Assistant Editor, Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 1999-2001.
Editor, Family and Friends Online Newsletter, 1996-1998.
Editor, Family and Friends Online Calendar, 1996-1998.
Final Judge, Robert V. Williams Memorial Fiction Contest, California State University, Hayward, California, 1995.
Co-editor, The Trinity Papers, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993.
Reader, Company One Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, 1992-1995.
“Geeks to the Rescue: Bloggers and Citizen Journalists,” Westfield State College Teach-In about Hurricane Katrina, Westfield, MA. October 5, 2005.
“Poetry for the Poetry-Phobic,” Writing Center Faculty Presentation Series, Trinity College, November 1997.
Created and maintained Delaware Literary Events website.
Created and manage Delaware Writers Studio Workshop series.