Monday, April 25, 2011 – Fine Arts Center & SC Governor’s School
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Fine Arts Center
Sarah Blackman, Instructor of Creative Writing at Greenville’s Fine Arts Center, is a poet, fiction and creative non-fiction author originally from Washington D.C. She graduated from Washington College, summa cum laude, with a BA in English, minor Creative Writing, and earned her MFA from the University of Alabama in 2007 with a primary concentration in fiction and a secondary concentration in poetry. For the past five years she has been teaching composition, creative writing and literature at the University of Alabama where she also served as the fiction editor for the Black Warrior Review. Sarah’s poetry and prose has been published in a number of journals and magazines, including The Gettysburg Review, Third Coast, The National Poetry Review, American Poetry Journal, Oxford American Magazine and The Greensboro Review among others. She has been anthologized in the Poets Against the War Anthology and Best New American Voices, 2006, and was the recipient of the 2006 American Poet’s Prize and the 2007 Laureate Prize for Poetry. Currently, she is the Assistant Prose Editor for DIAGRAM magazine and is at work on a novel set on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
The Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities
Apologies to SCGSAH student, Luke Hodges of Columbia, SC, whose reading was not recorded.
Scott Gould – Creative Writing Department Chair
Scott’s poetry, fiction and nonfiction have been published in magazines and anthologies including Kenyon Review, Kansas Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, New Stories From the South, and New Southern Harmonies, among others. He is a past winner of the Literature Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Fiction Fellowship from the South Carolina Academy of Authors. His scriptwriting has won awards from the International Television Association and the London Film Festival. He recently received a Surdna Arts Teacher Fellowship for study in Italy. In 2007, he received a Gold Apple Teacher Award from Scholastic, Inc. Scott has an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina and an MFA in Writing from Warren Wilson College.
Mamie Morgn – Poetry Instructor
Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Mamie Morgan earned her BA in English and Religion from Wofford College (where she received the Charles F. Nesbitt Award and the Walter E. Hudgins Award) and her MFA in Poetry from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. While at UNC-W, Mamie taught undergraduate creative writing seminars in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her poetry has appeared in The Greensboro Review, WILMA! and Invisible Insurrection.
George Singleton – Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Faculty
George Singleton’s the author of four collections shorts stories: These People Are Us (2001), The Half-Mammals of Dixie (2002), Why Dogs Chase Cars (2004), and Drowning in Gruel (2006). He’s published two novels: Novel (2005) and Work Shirts for Madmen (2007). Singleton has published over 100 stories in magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Playboy, Book, Zoetrope, Glimmer Train, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and North American Review. His stories have been anthologized in eight editions of New Stories from the South, plus Writers Harvest 2, A Dixie Christmas, They Write Among Us, 20 Over 40, and Behind the Short Story: from First to Final Draft. His nonfiction has appeared in the Oxford American, esquire.com, Best Food Writing 2005, Dog Is My Co-Pilot, and Paste. His latest book Pep Talks, Warnings, and Screeds for the Beginning Fiction Writer, was published in September 2008.