Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Faculty and Staff

Marc Nieson
Assistant Professor

Hometown : Brooklyn, NY
Joined Chatham : 2004

Academic Areas of Interest

Fiction, CNF, Screenwriting


Marc Nieson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School. He's lived in New York City, Italy, Iowa and Minnesota. His background includes filmmaking, children’s theatre, building construction, and a season with a one-ring circus. Excerpts from SCHOOLHOUSE: A MEMOIR IN 13 LESSONS have appeared in the Literary Review, Iowa Review, Green Mountains Review, and Chautauqua. Recent short fictions appeared in Conjunctions, won the 2008 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Award winning feature-length screenplays include THE SPEED OF LIFE, THE DREAM CATCHER, and BOTTOMLAND, as well as the short film WHAT GREEN COULD BE (Hill District entry for GREETINGS FROM PITTSBURGH: NEIGHBORHOOD NARRATIVES). He's working on a new novel, HOUDINI'S HEIRS, and lives in Friendship with his wife and daughter and a handful of trees.