Director of Creative Writing
Director of IPAC
Monday and Wednesday
or by appointment
Leigh Allison Wilson attended Williams College for her BA, and the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa for her MFA. She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia for two years after college.
Leigh is the author of two books of fiction and numerous stories and essays. Her first book, From the Bottom Up, won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her second book, Wind, was nominated by William Morrow for a Pulitzer Prize. Her prose has appeared in Harper's, Mademoiselle, Grand Street, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, among other magazines and journals. She has frequently reviewed books for The Washington Post Book World. Her work has been anthologized widely and read on NPR's Selected Shorts.
"The Ledger" published in Wigleaf
"The Five Different Ways They Died" published in Smokelong Quarterly.
"The Dog House Association Rules" published in New Flash Fiction Review.
Spring 2017 Courses
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CRW 406-It takes skill to compress the universe of a story or tale into less than a thousand words. Flash fiction must deliver an impact and ramify in subtext while paying attention to economies of scale. In this class we'll be writing almost a dozen different flash fictions, and we'll be reading widely in contemporary flash fiction. The course will require you to write a flash every week. You will be expected to make group presentations and organize a final portfolio of your best work.