116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Creative Writing: Brief Prose I

Session Chair: 
Sonia Christensen, Columbia University
Session 5: Saturday 1:25 pm – 2:55 pm
Miller Hall 114


  1. Derek Updegraff, Azusa Pacific University
    Derek Updegraff has published short stories in The Carolina Quarterly, The Greensboro Review, Hobart, The Minnesota Review, and elsewhere, and he has been a finalist in the flash fiction contests at American Short Fiction, Bat City Review, The Conium Review, and CutBank. He is the author of five books and chapbooks and is an Associate Professor of English at Azusa Pacific University.
  2. Dee Horne, University of Northern British Columbia
    I am a creative writer and professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, where I teach Creative writing. This is a satirical story about relationships, games played and the dangers of being played. The acting and roles the protagonist and antagonist enact lead to a revelation and alter relations.
  3. Noel Sloboda, Penn State York
    Noel Sloboda is an Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator of English at Penn State York. He has published two collections of poetry as well as half a dozen chapbooks. Sloboda has also written a book about Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein. 
  4. Sean Bernard, University of La Verne
    Sean Bernard, author of the novel Studies in the Hereafter and the Juniper Prize-winning collection Desert sonorous, received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and, in 2012, an NEA fellowship in prose. His stories have appeared in journals including The Gettysburg ReviewEPOCHCrazyhorse, and Glimmer Train. He teaches in and directs the creative writing program at the University of La Verne, where he serves as editor of the literary journal Prism Review.
Session Cancelled: