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Assistant Director, Writing Our Stories

Assistant Director, Writing Our Stories

Marlin “Bart” Barton is from the Black Belt region of Alabama. His collection of stories, The Dry Well (Frederic C. Beil, 2001), received the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Award for the best first volume of short stories published that year. Other books include a novel, A Broken Thing (Beil, 2003), and a second collection of stories, Dancing by the River (Beil, 2005). A new novel, The Cross Garden, is forthcoming. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Sewanee Review, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The Best American Short Stories. He teaches in, and helps direct, the Writing Our Stories program. He also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Converse College. Bart earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Wichita State University and a BS in Language Arts at The University of Alabama. (photo by Rhonda Barton)

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