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Marian Pierce

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Department of English Literature & Writing
mpierce@marylhurst.edu 

 

Education

MFA in Creative Writing, University of Iowa - Iowa Writers' Workshop
BA in English Literature, University of Iowa

Classes Taught

Writing Seminar I: Short Fiction
Senior Creative Writing Workshop

About

Marian Pierce's short stories have appeared in Portland Monthly, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Creative Writers' Handbook, Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops 1997, STORY, The Mississippi Review, Confrontation, Puerto del Sol, The Japan Times and Yomimono. Her awards and fellowships include winning the Frederick Exley fiction competition sponsored by GQ, and a fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. Marian has been teaching at Marylhurst since 1999.

Publications

A Craving for Bread, Puerto del Sol (2003)
Our Beautiful Clock, Creative Writer's Handbook (Prentice-Hall, 1999)
Finding Land, Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops (1997)
Telling Them, Confrontation (1997)
Death by Mochi, STORY (spring 1996)
The Hazards of Golf, GQ Magazine (1995)

Awards

Winner, Wordstock Short Fiction Contest (2009)
Shortlisted, David T.K. Wong Fellowship, University of East Anglia (2008)
Literary Arts fellowship for fiction (2004)
Chairman's Award for Faculty Excellence, Marylhurst University (2004)
Writing residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2004)
Finalist, best short story, Moment magazine (2000)
Finalist, Bakeless Literary Prize in Fiction, Bread Loaf (1999)
MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Petersborough, NH (1997)
Paul Engle Fellowship, Iowa Writers' Workshop (1996-1997)

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