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Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 242

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
MFA Fiction - University of Oregon, 2007
BA Journalism - Linfield College, 2002, Summa Cum Laude
Office Hours: 
Winter 2019: MWF 3:50-4:50

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Affiliated with: 
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Courses Taught: 

WR 214

WR 222

WR 224

WR 324

ENG 104

ENG 319

Research/Career Interests: 



“The Real Version.” South Carolina Review, fall 2013.

“Everything Is Okay.” New Madrid, summer 2013.

“Other Girls.” Iron Horse Literary Review, fall 2011.

“What Adults Do.” Fogged Clarity, January 2011.

“No Snakes, No Rabies.” Meridian, January 2010.

“The Evacuation.” Greensboro Review, fall 2009.

“Bricks.” South Carolina Review, spring 2009.

“Listening.” Tusculum Review, spring 2008.

“Amanda Said I Should Go to Cuba.” Mississippi Review, summer 2006.

Creative Nonfiction

“Intervention.” Redivider. Fall 2011

“Commencement.” Bluestem. Spring 2011

“Bat Story.” Reed Magazine. Issue 64, 2011

“Runner.” Natural Bridge. Spring 2010

“Instincts.” Brevity. January 2010

“Waiting to Hit.” Brevity. Fall 2008

Craft and Critical Essays

“Realism in Action: The Art of Invisibility in ‘Rules of the Game.’” Fiction Writers Review, May 2013.

“The Heart and the Eye: How Description Can Access Emotion.” Poets & Writers, Jan/Feb. 2013.

“Learning the Left Hand.” Fiction Writers Review, June 2012.

“The Jerks: Creating Sympathetic Characters.” Poets & Writers, May/June 2012.

“The Positive Workshop.” The Writer Magazine, May 2012.

“Rejection Love.” Fiction Writers Review, March 2012.

“The Unreliable Narrator: Finding a Voice that Truly Speaks.” Poets & Writers, Sept./Oct. 2011.

“Under the Influence.” Fiction Writers Review, September 2011.

“What Makes Gatsby Great.” Fiction Writers Review, August 2011.


The Spark and the Drive by Wayne Harrison.” Fiction Writers Review, July 2014.

“Stories We Love: ‘The Point’ by Charles D’Ambrosio.” Fiction Writers Review, May 2014.

Down in the River by Ryan Blacketter.” Fiction Writers Review, January 2014.

Tumbledown by Robert Boswell.” Fiction Writers Review, August 2013.

A Map of Tulsa, by Benjamin Lytal.” Fiction Writers Review, March 2013.

Gold, by Chris Cleave.” Fiction Writers Review, July 2012.

Aerogrammes by Tania James.” Fiction Writers Review, May 2012.

Orientation by Daniel Orozco.” Fiction Writers Review, September 2011.

The Oregon Experiment by Keith Scribner.” Fiction Writers Review, July 2011.

The Bigness of the World by Lori Ostlund.” Fiction Writers Review, January 2011.

Call It What You Want by Keith Lee Morris.” Fiction Writers Review, November 2010.