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Teaching Assistant Professor

2015, MFA, University of Iowa, Nonfiction Writing Program

Bio

Matt Randal O’Wain specializes in 21st Century Essays, Memoir, speculative and realistic fiction. He teaches workshops and seminars in both fiction and nonfiction writing tracks.

To read more, visit my website

Publications:

“Mirrored Mezzanine,” Oxford American (Fall, 2019 “Barking Hours,” Hotel Amerika (Winter, 2019) “Halfway Between,” York Literary Review (Fall, 2018)

“Rock and Roll High School,” Little Patuxent Review (Summer, 2018) “Dear Brother,” StorySouth (Spring, 2018) “Like a One-Eyed Cat,” The Oxford American(Summer, 2015)

Hallelujah Station and Other Stories, Autumn House, 2020

Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working Class South, University of Nebraska, 2019


Teaching Awards

2014 Recipient of the W.R. Irwin Award for Excellence in Teaching at The University of Iowa

2014-2015 Recipient of a University of Iowa Teaching Fellowship at the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing

2012-2015 Recipient of a University of Iowa Teaching Fellowship in General Education Literature

2012 Recipient of a University of Iowa Teaching Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction  


Awards

2018 Zone 3 Fiction Award for the short story Hallelujah Station

2018 National Endowment of the Arts, Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, FCI Beckley

2017 Audience Choice Award UNO Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2017 Official Selection at Oxford Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2016 Official Selection at Pontchatrain Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2016 Official Selection at Memphis Indie Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2012 Departmental Distinction, English, University of North Carolina at Asheville

2012 Distinction as Undergraduate Research Scholar, University of North Carolina at Asheville

2012 Recipient of The University of North Carolina Outstanding Community Service Award, University of North Carolina at Asheville

2012 Winner of Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry

2011 Recipient of a Summer Travel Grant from the UNC Asheville Undergraduate Research Committee

2011 Recipient of The University of North Carolina William Comfort Scholarship for Excellence in Creative Writing

2010 Winner of the Oculus Award for Screenwriting

2009 Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Award for Fiction


Courses Taught:

Eng 138 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Eng 208 21st Century Essay

Eng 404 Advanced Creative Nonfiction

Eng 130 Introduction to Fiction

Eng 206 Intermediate Fiction


Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Contact

Email   |   (731) 441-2959
Office: Greenlaw 427
Professional Website

Research Interests:

Aesthetics | Creative Writing | Travel Writing