Assistant Teaching Professor

2015, MFA, University of Iowa, Nonfiction Writing Program

Bio

M. Randal O’Wain earned his MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. He is a teaching assistant professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the Beckley Federal Correctional Institution. O’Wain is the author of the short story collection Hallelujah Station and his work has been published in Oxford American, Hotel Amerika, Crazyhorse, and Guernica Magazine. 

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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)

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:

ENGL 130: Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 138: Introduction to Nonfiction


Curriculum Vitae / Resume