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Susanne M. Davis
Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

sdavisstorrs@sbcglobal.net
www.susannedavis.com

EDUCATION
M.F.A. Creative Writing/Fiction, University of Iowa
B.A.    English, University of Connecticut

M.F.A. THESIS
Lay Me Down to Sleep. Novel. Hemingway First Novel Award

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
Visiting Assistant Prof., Creative Writing
Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2014 – Present

Special Payroll Lecturer, English Department
University of Connecticut 1999 – Present

2014, 2016 Excellence in Teaching Commendation from UCONN Provost

Resident Director, Russia Study Abroad Program 2005 – 2008
Developed and taught UCONN only US undergrad program
at professional conference

Lecturer, Writing Program
Bay Path College, Long Meadow, MA 2012 – 2013

Faculty member, Algonkian Writers Conferences 2006 – 2008

Teaching Artist
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism 2007 – Present

Visiting Writer
Connecticut Writing Project, University of Connecticut 2007 – 2008

Owner, facilitator, Words on Fire Studio Workshops 2006 – Present

Visiting Writer, EO Smith High School, Storrs, CT Spring 2009

Visiting Writer, Israel Putnam Elementary School
Meriden, CT Spring 2009

Fiction Presenter, Connecticut Writing Project 2000 – 2006

Writer-in-Residence, Pawcatuck Middle School
Pawcatuck, CT 2004 – 2006

Writer- in- Residence, Southeast School. Mansfield, CT 1999

Writing Consultant
University of Connecticut’s Institute of Public 1998 – 2000
Service, School of Education, and Global Education Project

Visiting Lecturer, Continuing Ed. Program
University of Connecticut 1997 – 1999

Visiting Lecturer, Grad. Liberal Studies Program
Wesleyan University 1993 – 1996

Instructor, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT 1994 – 1995

Instructor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1990 – 1992

Instructor
Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA 1990

Associate News Director
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 1985 – 1988

COURSES TAUGHT
Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Creative Writing Courses
Composition I and II Courses
Advanced and Honors Expository Writing Courses
Themed Creative Nonfiction Writing Courses, graduate level
Short Story Survey Courses (American literature and International literature)
Literary Genres Survey Course-fiction, poetry, nonfiction and drama
The Modern Novel Survey Course

PUBLICATIONS

Fiction
“The Appointed Hour,” The Notre Dame Review, August, 2016.
“Destiny’s Clothes,” 4ink7, October, 2015.
“The Stray Dog,” St. Petersburg Review, September, 2008.
“Our Lady of Sorrows,” Feminist Studies, Vol. 32, Number 2, Summer, 2006.
“Under the Surface of Glass,” The Boston Fiction Annual Review, v.1, issue 1, pgs. 117-132. 2006. Featured, Boston Fiction Festival.
“The Object of Desire,” Carve, Jan., 2005. Short listed, Carver Award.
“The Painted Lady,” Zone 3, vol. XVIII, Nos. 1&2. 2003.
“The Ancestor’s Voice.” descant, Vol. 41 pgs. 110-118. 2002.
“Useless John.” Vermont Literary Review, Spring, 2002.
“The Law of Gravity.” Notre Dame Review, Vol. 9, pgs. 68-77. 2000.
“John Mason’s Eye.” descant, Vol. 37.2/38.1, pgs. 37-42. 1998.
“Dancing at the Sky Top with Andrea.” Hartford Advocate, Jan. 1/1, pgs.10-11. 1998. Hartford Advocate, First Place Winner.
“Choices.” American Short Fiction, Vol. 7, No. 25, pgs. 27-37. 1997. Best American Short Stories mention.
“Elias Brewster’s Resurrection” (story excerpt). Des Moines
Skywalker, June 6, pg.8. 1990.

Nonfiction
“A Season of High Skies,” Mothers Always Write, February, 2016.
“A Writer’s Voice,” 2014, Amazon.
Contributing author to ebook, The Stress to Success Factor, by Linda LeBlanc, 2013.

News Articles and Features
(Approximately 30. Representative sample listed.)
“Taking Things Personally: Impressions from Three Women
Writers.” The Business Record. Oct. 28-Nov. 3. 1991.
“Harvard Law Students Offer Tax Assistance.” Cambridge Chronicle, 3/3. 1988.
“Ethics: Teaching and Practicing Professional Responsibility.”
Harvard Law Bulletin. Spring. 1988.
“The Constitution and What to Make of It” and “The Future of the
Federal System.” Harvard Magazine. Jan.- Feb. 1988 

AWARDS
University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series, runner up for short story collection In Pursuit of Happiness, 2015.
Boston Fiction Festival, featured, 2006.
Indiana Review Prize, semi-finalist, 2006.
Raymond Carver Award, short listed, 2004.
Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, finalist, 2003.
Brenda Ueland Prose Prize, finalist, 2001.
Heekin Group Foundation James Fellowship, final round, 1999.
Dana Award for Novel in Progress, semi-finalist, 1999.
Best American Short Stories, 1998. Mention: 100 Distinguished Stories.
Heekin Group Foundation Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction, semi-finalist, 1998.
Hartford Advocate fiction contest, first prize, 1997.
American Short Fiction fiction contest, second prize, 1996.
Hemingway First Novel Competition, winner, 1995.
Iowa Arts Council Literary Awards Program, finalist, 1990 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Fiction, Creative nonfiction, American literature, Russian literature. 

CONFERENCES
The International Women’s Writing Guild, New York, New York, 2007, 2010-14.
Giving Voice, Creative Nonfiction, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 2007.
Writer’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, 2004, 2005, and 2008.
Partial Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminars, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004. 

SERVICE
IMPAC-CT. Young Writer’s Awards, Board of Directors, 2006-2012.
IMPAC-CT. Judge, Statewide Poetry Contest, 2006-2012.
International Women’s Writing Guild Board of Directors, 2010-2015.

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