Faculty

Kyle Bass

Dramatic Writing, Screenwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction

Kyle Bass is the co-author (with director-writer Kim Bass) of the original screenplay Day of Days, which is scheduled for release in 2016 and the author (with National Medal of Arts recipient Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which had its world premiere at Syracuse Stage and was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. He is currently working with acclaimed visual artist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Carrie Mae Weems on Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which will have its world premiere at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA.

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Deborah Brevoort

Playwriting, Libretto, Screenwriting

Deborah Brevoort writes plays, musicals and operas. She is published by DPS, Samuel French, Applause Books and No Passport, and is an alumnus of New Dramatists and a cofounder of Theatre Without Borders.

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Faculty

Rebecca Brown

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre, Hybrid, Poetry

Rebecca Brown is the author of 12 books published in the U.S. and abroad. She also writes plays and libretto, and has produced visual work that has been exhibited in museums in the U.S. and Canada. She's received awards from The Stranger, Boston Book Review, Lambda Literary Foundation, and MacDowell, among others.

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Jan Clausen

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre, Hybrid, Poetry

Jan Clausen is the author of a dozen books, including poetry, a story collection, novel and memoir. Her work is widely published and anthologized, and she is a recipient of writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Faculty

Darrah Cloud

Screenwriting, Playwriting, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Libretto

Darrah Cloud writes plays, libretto, screenplays and television scripts. She has written movies for CBS and NBC, is a proud alum of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and New Dramatists, and is the co-chair of Half Moon Writers’ Constellation, the development wing of the Half Moon Theatre in the Hudson Valley.

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Faculty

Kenny Fries

Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Libretto

Kenny Fries is a recipient of the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center, Creative Arts Fellowship from the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Fulbright, the Creative Capital grant, DAAD (German Academic Exchange) grant, Ontario Arts Council grant, and Toronto Arts Council grant.

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Beatrix Gates

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre, Libretto, Hybrid, Fiction

Beatrix Gates' poetry has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Bloom, Tupelo Quarterly, Ploughshares and THE WORLD IN US: Lesbian & Gay Poetry of the Next Wave. Her work of the stage received support (with composer Anna Dembska) from the NEA; and she founded Granite Press, publisher of the bilingual IXOK AMAR.GO, Central American Women Poets for Peace.

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Bhanu Kapil

Hybrid, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre, Poetry

Kapil is the author of four full-length works of prose/poetry: The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space of monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), and Schizophrene (Nightboat Books, 2011).

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Susan Kim

Dramatic Writing, TV Writing, Graphic Novel, Young Adult, Fiction

Susan Kim writes graphic novels, nonfiction books, and television scripts. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America East, the Writers Guild of Canada, ASCAP, UAW 2322, and Ensemble Studio Theatre.

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Faculty

Michael Klein

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Michael Klein’s third poetry collection is The Talking Day (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013). His books of prose are The End of Being Known (2003) and Track Conditions (2003), both published by University of Wisconsin Press. Klein is a five-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

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Aimee Liu

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Aimee Liu is author of the novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. Her nonfiction includes Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disordersand Solitaire, a memoir. She also has co-authored more than seven nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical, psychological, and political topics.

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Micheline Aharonian Marcom

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Marcom is the recipient of the 2005 PEN/USA Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, and Whiting Writers’ Award, and her work has received "best book" honors from the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Faculty

Douglas A. Martin

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre, Hybrid, Poetry

Martin is the author of author of three novels, a collection of novellas, a collection of short stories and four collections of poetry. His work is widely anthologized, and he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Lambda Literary Award, among other honors.

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Faculty

Rogelio Martinez

Dramatic Writing, TV Writing, Screenwriting, Fiction

Martinez's work has been workshopped at the Public Theater; produced at the Pacific Playwright’s Project at South Coast Repertory, Off-Broadway on Theater Row, and Marin Theater Company; and published by the Broadway Play Publishing. He's produced commissioned work for the Denver Center Theater and Atlantic Theater Company; and is a recipient of a Princess Grace Award and James Hammerstein Award, among others.

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Faculty

John McManus

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

McManus is a novelist and short story writer. He received a 2013 Creative Capital Innovative Literature Grant and a 2014 Fulbright award. His fiction and non-fiction have been published in Ploughshares, The Harvard Review, The Oxford American, Tin House, StorySouth, and The Columbia Review, among other publications.

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Victoria Nelson

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Screenwriting

Victoria Nelson is a writer of fiction, criticism, and memoir. Her books include Gothicka: Vampire Heroes, Human Gods, and the New Supernatural, published by Harvard University Press and The Secret Life of Puppets, a study of the supernatural grotesque in Western culture that won the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies.

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Keenan Norris

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre, Hybrid

Keenan Norris’s novel Brother and the Dancer is the winner of the James D. Houston Award. The novel was also nominated for the inaugural John Leonard Prize. Keenan serves as guest editor for the Oxford African American Studies Center. His short work has appeared in numerous forums. He has published peer-reviewed scholarship. Keenan is a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow and think tank member.

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Faculty

Richard Panek

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

A Guggenheim Fellow in science writing, Panek won the American Institute of Physics Communication Award in 2012, and co-authored (with Temple Grandin), The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, a New York Times best-seller and the recipient of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Nonfiction Book.

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Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Young Adult

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto is the author of the memoir, Hiroshima in the Morning, a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, an Asian American Literary Award Finalist, a Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee, and the winner of the Grub Street National Book Award.

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Faculty

Sherri L. Smith

Fiction, Graphic Novel, Young Adult

Sherri L. Smith is the award-winning author of YA novels, Her books have been listed as Amelia Bloomer, American Library Association Best Books for Young People, and Junior Library Guild selections and appear on multiple state reading lists. Sherri was a 2014 National Book Awards judge in the Young People’s Literature category.

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Program Director

Elena Georgiou

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Hybrid

Elena Georgiou is the author of two poetry collections and co-editor (with Michael Lassell) of a poetry anthology. She is a recipient of a Lambda Literary Award and New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, among others.

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