facebook twitter Blogger YouTube
Font Size: T T T

Faculty

Breiseth Hall • 570-408-4235(T) • 570-408-7846 (F) • Email

Staff:

Bonnie Culver
Program Co-Founder and Director Screenwriting, Playwriting, Fiction

  • Film RAINING RAINBOWS optioned (Marlee Matlin’s Solo One Production Company), SNIPER (1996 Sundance Film Development Program finalist)
  • Plays include SNIPER (NJ Arts Council Perry Award/Richard and Betty Burdick Reading Series)

Dawn Leas
Associate Program Director Poetry

  • Poetry Chapbook: I KNOW WHEN TO KEEP QUIET (Finishing Line Press)
  • Contributing editor, POETS' QUARTERLY
     

Faculty:

Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr
Poetry, Playwriting

  • Chapbooks: CANTATA FOR JIMMY (Africa World Press) MISSING IN ACTION AND PRESUMED DEAD (Africa World Press)
  • Participated in POETS AND WRITERS OF AFRICA ND THE DIASPORA

Robert P. Arthur
Poetry, Playwriting, Fiction, Nonfiction

John Bowers
Editor, Fiction, Nonfiction

  • Has published 7 books of fiction/non fiction including STONEWALL JACKSON: PORTRAIT OF A SOLDIER and THE COLONY
  • Has published over 200 articles, essays, and stories in such magazines as PLAYBOY, ESQUIRE, VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK TIMES, and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
  • His latest novel, LOVE IN TENNESSEE, will be published by Red Hen Press in fall, 2009

Becky Bradway
Fiction, Nonfiction, Editor

  • Editor: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MIDWEST: LITERARY NONFICTION FROM THE HEARTLAND (Indiana UP)
  • Liteary Essay Collection: PINK HOUSES AND FAMILY TAVERNS (IUP)
  • Textbook: CREATING CREATIVE NONFICTION (Bedford/St. Martin's)
  • Fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in POST ROAD, SOUTHERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, NINTH LETTER, AND HOTEL AMERIKA


Philip Brady
Poetry, Nonfiction, Editor

  • Poetry: WEAL (Ashland Poetry Press—winner of 1999 Snyder Prize), FORGED CORRESPONDENCES (New Myths)
  • Memoir: TO PROVE MY BLOOD: A TALE OF EMIGRATIONS & THE AFTERLIFE (Ashland). 
  • Co-founder: Etruscan Press

Lucy Carson
Literary Agent

Susan Cartsonis
Producer and President of Storefront Pictures 

Beverly Donofrio

Fiction, Children's Books, Nonfiction Memoir
  • Memoirs include: RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS and LOOKING FOR MARY
  • First picture book, MARY AND THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE AND MARY, published in 2007
  • Essays have appeared in the LA TIMES, COSMOPOLITAN and SPIRTUALITY AND HEALTH

Toi Derricotte
(Advisory Board Member) Poetry, Memorist

Seth Fishman
Literary Agent

Gregory Fletcher

Playwriting, Director

  • Winner of the 2005 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting
  • Winner of the 2004 National Ten-Minute Play Award
  • Plays have been produced Off-Broadway in NYC and regionally, including in Boston, Miami, Provincetown and elsewhere

Cecilia Galante
Young Adult (Y/A) Fiction

Christine Gelineau
Poetry, Nonfiction

  • Poetry: REMORSELESS LOYALTY (Ashland Press—Snyder Prize Winner), IN THE GREENWOOD WORLD, NORTH AMERICAN SONG LINE (both Foothills)
  • Articles and reviews include: AWP CHRONICLE, EQUUS, THE MORGAN HORSE


Lenore Hart

Novelist, Nonfiction, Children's Literature

  • Novels include: BECKY, THE TREASURE OF SAVAGE ISLAND, ORDINARY SPRINGS, WATERWOMAN
  • Her latest novel, NEVERMORE, will be published by St. Martin's press in early 2010.
  • Received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Florida Fine Arts Council, and Old Dominion University


Samuel Hazo
(Advisory Board Member) Poetry, Editor

Larry Heinemann
(Advisory Board Member) Novelist, Essayist

William Heyen
(Advisory Board Member) Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Beverly Hiscox
(Advisory Board Member) Wilkes University Trustee

H.L. Hix
(Advisory Board Member) Poetry, Essayist

Marlon James
Fiction

  • Novels include JOHN CROW'S DEVIL and THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN
  • 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in the fiction category for THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN


Kaylie Jones

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Screenplays

  • Novels include: QUITE THE OTHER WAY (Doubleday), A SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES (Bantam—winner NY Public Library YA Fiction Award), CELESTE ASCENDING (Harper Collins), SPEAK NOW (Akashic Books)
  • Screenplays: ANOR OF AQUATAIN (winner Houston Film Festival), LIMBO (winner-NY Women in Film Screenwriting Award)
  • Chair, James Jones First Novel Fellowship


William J. Kennedy
(Advisory Board Member) Fiction, Nonfiction Writing

Ross Klavan
Screenwriting

Jean Klein

Playwriting, Technical Writing, Editor

  • Plays include: THE PINCH HITTER, HOW DO YOU DO, THE THREE THIEVES, INSIDE AND OUT, LIMBO IN OHIO, The REFRACTION of LIGHT IN BERKLEY, VIRGINIA and SNAPSHOTS
  • Founder: HAVESCRIPTS.COM and Tidewater Playwrights Guild
     

J. Michael Lennon
(Advisory Board Member) Nonfiction, Program Co-Founder

Michael Lindgren
Editor, Essayist, Bookseller

  • Fmr. managing editor: Zoland Books and GOT VERSE-VALLEY POETRY ANTHOLOGY
  • Articles appeared in RAIN TAXI and THE L MAGAZINE


Michael Mailer

Producer, Screenwriting

  • Film Credits include: LOVERBOY (2005), WHEN WILL I BE LOVED (2004), LOST JUNCTION (2003), HARVARD MAN (2001), EMPIRE (2002), THE FINAL HIT (2000), BLACK AND WHITE (1999), and TWO GIRLS AND A GUY (1997)

Robert May

(Advisory Board Member) Producer

Colum McCann
(Advisory Board Member) Fiction, Screenwriting


Nancy McKinley

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Essayist

  • Short stories published in COLORADO REVIEW, NEW VOICES, THE ROCKY REVIEW, and others
  • Novel: TRAVELING WITH A NUCLEAR WHORE (finalist for Thayer Fellowship in Fiction)


Robert Mooney

Fiction,  Editor

  • Short stories credits include: ARTFUL DODGE, MSS, TIMBUKTU, and PATERSON LITERARY REVIEW
  • Novel: FATHER OF THE MAN (Pantheon/Random House)
  • Co-Founder: Etruscan Press


Kevin Oderman
Creative Nonfiction Writing

  • Essay credits include: NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, NORTHWEST REVIEW, SHENANDOAH
  • Nonfiction: HOW THINGS FIT TOGETHER (winner—Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Prize in Nonfiction)
  • Fiction: GOING (Vandalia Press)

Taylor Polites
Fiction

David Poyer
Novelist, Creative Nonfiction

  • Some of his Novels include: TOMAHAWK, THE COMMAND, THAT ANVIL OF OUR SOULS, THE THREAT (St. Martin's Press)
  • Has appeared on Writer to Writer (NPR-PBS) and Voice of America


Sara Pritchard

Fiction

  • Short stories credits include: ARTS AND LETTERS, BELLINGHAM REVIEW, CHATTAHOOCEE REVIEW
  • Novel: CRACKPOTS (Houghton Mifflin—New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2003), LATELY (Mariner Books) 


Jan Quackenbush

Screenwriting, Poetry, Playwriting

  • Plays include: STILL FIRES, STRAW DOG, OPFER (VICTIMS, published in Austria), and IM KREIS DRAUSSSEN (Inside Out, published in Austria)
  • Currently working on a documentary film chronicling the military touring shows (soldier-actor shows) that toured Vietnam


M. Kilburg Reedy

Entertainment Lawyer, Producer, Playwrighting

  • Practices all aspects of entertainment law
  • Award-winning theatrical producer


Juanita Rockwell

Playwriting, Director, Dramaturge, Producer, Performer

  • Co-founder: MFA in Theatre, Towson University
  • Directing credits include: Charles Borkhuis’s play FOREIGN BODIES (for National Public Radio) and more


Carol Schneider
(Advisory Board Member)

Lawrence Schiller
(Advisory Board Member) Photojournalist, Fiction, Nonfiction, Producer, Director, Screenwriting


Neil Shepard

Poetry, Essayist

  • Poetry books include: SCAVENGING THE COUNTRY FOR  A HEARTBEAT, I'M HERE BECAUSE I LOST MY WAY and THIS FAR FROM THE SOURCE
  • Essays and poetry have appeared in AWP CHRONICLE, GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW and SMALL PRESS REVIEWS


Nina Solomon

Fiction

  • Author of the novel SINGLE WIFE, which has been optioned for a film by Warner Brother


Anna Sternoff
Literary Agent


Jeff Talarigo

Fiction

  • Author of THE PEARL DIVER and THE GINSENG HUNGER
  • Winner of the American Academy Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award


Johnny Temple
Editor, Publisher


Meg Thompson
Literary Agent

Chris Tomasino
Literary Agent


Richard Uhlig

Screenwriting, Producer, (Y/A) Fiction

  • Film credits include: VIVA LAS NOWHERE (Franchise Pictures), KEPT (Columbia/TriStar)
  • Written/produced/directed documentaries for PBS
  • Fiction: LAST DANCE AT THE FROSTY QUEEN (Knopf)


Ken Vose

Screenwriting, Playwriting, Freelance Writing, Film Editor

    • Film credits include: GREASED LIGHTNING (Warner Bros.), THE WONDERS OF LIFE (EDKO PRO),
    • Television credits include: THUNDERCATS, THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY QUEST, SPIES, and SILVERHAWKS
    • Editing credits: WORLD WAR ONE (CBS series), TRIAL AT NUREMBERG (Wolper Productions, Emmy nominee)
    • Nonfiction credits include: MONSTER NATION and the MONSTER GARAGE book series


Thom Ward

(Advisory Board Member) Poetry, Editor

  • Poetry books include: SMALL BOAT WITH OARS OF DIFFERENT SIZE, TUMBLEKID and THE MATTER OF THE CASKET
  • Winner of the 1998 Devil's Millhopper Poetry Contest

 

  • |
  • Wilkes University |
  • 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766 |
  • 1-800-WILKES-U
  • |
  • Privacy Policy*