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Creative Writing Faculty

Dr. Dustin M. Hoffman
Associate Professor of English

Dustin M. Hoffman Dustin M. Hoffman is the author of the story collection One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist, winner of the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. He spent ten years painting houses in Michigan before getting his MFA from Bowling Green University and his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. Over sixty of his stories have appeared in magazines, including Black Warrior Review, Saturday Evening Post, The Adroit Journal, Witness, and The Threepenny Review. He has also published poetry, creative non-fiction, and screenplays.

www.dustinmhoffman.comDustinBook

Selected Publications

"A Realistic Airplane" in The Saturday Evening Post
"Father Eats" in Bat City Review
"Silence in Forty-Two" in Smokelong Quarterly

Courses Dustin Teaches

WRIT307: Intro to Fiction Writing
WRIT351: Creative Non-Fiction Writing
WRIT503: Creative Writing Theory
 WRIT507: Advanced Fiction Writing
 ENGL317: The Short Story
 WRIT433: Internships in Creative Writing (event planning, editing, literary publicity)

Dr. Ephraim Scott Sommers
Assistant Professor of English

Ephraim SommersEphraim Scott Sommers is a poet and singer-songwriter from Atascadero, California. Most recently, his first book of poems, The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire, was awarded the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award and was published by Tebot Bach Press in February of 2017. He has been featured on NPR. Recent poems, stories, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, Minnesota Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Ephraim received his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University.

www.ephraimscottsommers.comEphraimBook

Selected Publications

"My Sister Sings Reba at Forty-Three" in Aquifer: Florida Review Online
"I Won't Be Able to Say This When He's Dead" in Painted Bride Quarterly
"Up Against It" in One Throne Magazine

 Courses Ephraim Teaches

WRIT307: Intro to Fiction Writing
WRIT316: Intro to Poetry Writing
WRIT351: Creative Non-Fiction Writing
WRIT510: Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Writing
WRIT516: Advanced Poetry Writing
ENGL200: Literature of Resistance and Rupture
ENGL200: Contemporary World Poetry  
 

Evelyne Weeks
Senior Instructor of English

Evelyne WeeksProfessor Weeks is a writer of both poetry and prose. Recently her work has been published in The Hollins Critic, Just Between Us: a Poetry and Prose Anthology, Appalachian Heritage, Mountain High: A Poetry and Prose Anthology, and Out of the Rough: Women's Poems of Survival and Celebration. She has been recognized as an outstanding faculty member four times, has been nominated for Excellence in Teaching by Phi Kappa Phi for five academic years, and has been presented three Presidential Citations for exceptional service.   

 

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