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Liza Wieland

Office: Erwin 317
Phone: 252-328-5564

Liza Wieland is the author of seven books: three collections of short fiction, Quickening (2011), You Can Sleep While I Drive (1999) and Discovering America, (1994) three novels, A Watch of Nightingales, (2009) Bombshell  (2001) and The Names of the Lost (1992), as well as a volume of poems, Near Alcatraz. (2005).  She has won,  two Pushcart Prizes, the Michigan Literary Fiction Prize, a Bridport Prize in the UK, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation.She has recently been awarded a second fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council.

B.A.   Harvard
M.A.  Columbia
Ph.D.  Columbia

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Creative Writing
Contemporary British and American Novel
Emily Dickinson

Courses Taught
6880: Directed Readings In Creative Writing
6865: Special Topics Seminar in Creative Writing
5850: Advanced Fiction Writing
3850: Introduction to Fiction Writing
3815: Introduction to Creative Writing
3410: Introduction to Poetry
2000: Interpreting Literature
1100: Composition
1000: Appreciating Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations
"Gone to Croatan" in Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina, Georgann Eubanks, ed. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

"Ship on Fire" forthcoming in Passages North, fall 2013

"The Columbus School for Girls” in Stories Wanting Only To Be Heard: Six Decades of Fiction from The Georgia Review.  Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press.  2012

“A Convenient Truth: Writing and Teaching Eco-Fiction” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington DC, (Feb. 3, 2011)

“Beyond Psychobabble: Finding Effective Language for Workshop Critiques,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington DC, ( Feb. 3, 2011)

“Apparition”   Sou’wester  Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL vol. 38 number1 fall 2009

“Body and Engine”  The Normal School  California State University, Fresno vol. 2, issue 2 fall 2009

“Quickening”  New South   Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA vol. 2  number 2 fall 2009

“Nightingale”  Indiana Review   no. 30 vol 1 spring 2008

“Slip, Out, Back, Here” inBridport Prize 2007. Sansom & Company, Chippenham, England, 2007.

“Preserved in Salt: How Emeril Live!  and Egyptology Are Saving My Marriage” in Why I Am Still Married,  Karen Propp and Jean Trounstine, eds. Hudson Street Press, New York, 2006.

“Upon the Flooding of Our House” The Georgia Review,. Athens, GA vol. LVIII no. 4 winter 2004

Website Links
Graduate Creative Writing Program