Marc Nieson, MFA
Marc Nieson joined Chatham's MFA in Creative Writing and MFA in Film, Digital & Technology faculties in 2006. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School. His background includes children’s theatre, cattle chores, and a season with a one-ring circus. He’s won a Raymond Carver Short Story Award, the Literal Latte Fiction Award, Pushcart Prize nominations, and been noted in Best American Essays. His memoir, SCHOOLHOUSE: Lessons on Love & Landscape, came out from Ice Cube Press in 2016. His award-winning feature film screenplays include The Speed of Life, Dreamcatcher, and Bottomland. He edits fiction for The Fourth River, and is at work on a new novel, Houdini's Heirs.
- Finalist, Iowa All Reads Book (Schoolhouse), 2017
- 2020 Conclave Journal: Outliers Issue, “Boats in the Sky” (short story) Balkan Press, Print.
- 2020 Stonecrop Review, “Moonstruck” (short prose), Digital.
- 2019 The Ekphrastic Review, “Fin de la Jornada” (poem), Digital.
- 2019 CCAR Journal, “Variations on a Horizon” (prose poem), Print.
- 2018 Secret Destinations: Travel Writing Anthology, “Taksim” (short story), Print.
2018 NonfictioNOW Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Too Many Dead Grandmothers
2017 NonfictioNOW Conference, Reykjavik, ICELAND, Quest(ion)ing Memoir’s GPS
2016 Steel Pen Creative Writers’ Conference, Merrillville, IN, Activating Memory into Memoir
2016 Writers Connect Conference, Pgh, PA, The Character of Place
2016 Iowa City Book Festival, Iowa City, IA, International Panel: Sense of Place
2015 Ninth Annual Western Maryland Independent Lit Festival, Frostburg, MD, Publishing 101