Associate Professor of English
Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2008
Education: MFA Creative Writing, Boston University, 1987, BA Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
Other Affiliations or Positions: Fiction Writer
Specializations: Winner of a National Endowment of the Arts Grant, 2010 Winner of The Whiting Award, 1996
Courses Regularly Taught: PRWR 6100: Readings for Writers, PRWR 7900: Special Topics, PRWR 6460: Fiction Writing, WRIT 3120: Beginning Fiction Writing, WRIT 4120: Advanced Fiction Writing, ENGL 2110: World Literature
Most Recent or Most Important Publications: How to Write a Novel, a novel; The Ghost of Milagro Creek, a novel; The School of Beauty and Charm, a novel; Polite Society, a collection of short stories, and stories and essays published in The New Yorker, Harper's, and Atlanta Magazine.
Personal Website Address (if applicable) melanie-sumner.com