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    2020 Workshop Faculty

    Students choose a week of craft lessons and workshop from award-winning visiting writers in each genre. See Workshop descriptions here. Read more about each author below:

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    Amy Fusselman (Nonfiction) is the author of four books. Her latest, Idiophone, (2018, Coffee House Press) was a finalist for The Believer Book Award and the Krause Essay Prize. Her essays have appeared in The Washington PostThe New York Times, The AtlanticThe BelieverMcSweeney’s Internet TendencyARTnews, and Ms., among other places. Her work has been translated into four languages. She lives in Manhattan with her partner, Frank, and their three children.

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    Sabina Murray (Fiction) is the author of the novels Forgery, A Carnivore’s InquirySlow Burn, and Valiant Gentlemen, a New York Times Notable Book for 2016, as well as two short story collections, the Pen/Faulkner Award winning The Caprices, and Tales of the New World. Her stories are anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and Charlie Chan is Dead II: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian Fiction. She is the writer of the screenplay for the film Beautiful Country, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Norwegian Amanda AwardShe is a former Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, Bunting Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Guggenheim Fellow, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, and National Endowment of the Arts Fellow.

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    Virgil Suárez (Poetry) was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1962, and moved to the United States in 1974. He received his MFA in Creative Writing in 1987 from Louisiana State University. His books of poetry include: Guide to the Blue Tongue (University of Illinois Press); Banyan; In the Republic of Longing; Garabato Poems; and You Come Singing. He is also the author of the memoirs Infinite Refuge (Arte Público Press) and Spared Angola: Memories from a Cuban-American Childhood. Suárez has achieved such distinctions as the Florida State Individual Artist Grant, a G. MacArthur Poetry Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is an associate professor of creative writing at Florida State University.

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