Wilkes University

Nancy McKinley

Nancy McKinleyNancy McKinley

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Nancy McKinley is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer and founding fiction faculty member. Recent fiction appears in To Unsnare Time's Warp Anthology 2016; Porches Anthology, 2013; Tattoos Anthology, 2012; Commutability Anthology, 2010– Pushcart Prize nomination; Coming Home Anthology, 2010, Big Water Anthology, 2008 (Main Street Rag Publishing); and in Winter Anthology, 2010 (Punkin House Press); in Blue Penny Quarterly 2014; Blue Lake Review, 2013; The Cortland Review, 2011. Her creative nonfiction, "Title IX & Me" appears in On Becoming Anthology, 2012 (University of Nebraska). As Scholar-in-Residence for the Pennsylvania Mechanicsburg Museum Association, she developed the interactive online narrative If You Lived at the Stationmaster's House. Her narrative for the Cumberland County Historical Society Virtual Tour won the Pennsylvania Museum Director's Award. Outdoor pieces have appeared widely and in The Physician and Sportsmedicine. She presented at the AWP 2014 Conference Orchestration for Writers 101; AWP 2013 Conference, International Women's Day Reading; AWP 2011 Conference Online Mentoring for Writers and Interns; Puerto Vallarta Mexico Writer's Conference 2009, Unforgettable Characters; The Gathering, PA 2009, Time, Place & Story; and AWP 2007, Unsung Litany of Late Blooming Writers. Her novel, Travels with a Nuclear Whore, won the creative writing component of the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts, and she received the John Gardner Newhouse Award. She earned her Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton, M.A. from Colorado State University, and B.A. from College of the Holy Cross where she was one of the first females at the previously male school.

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