Carolyn Ferrell

BA, Sarah Lawrence College. MA, City College of New York. Author of the short-story collection Don’t Erase Me, awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the John C. Zachiris Award given by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction; stories anthologized in The Best American Short Stories of the Century; Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers; The Blue Light Corner: Black Women Writing on Passion, Sex, and Romantic Love; and Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present. Recipient of grants from the Fulbright Association, the German Academic Exchange (D.A.A.D.), the City University of New York MAGNET Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts (Literature fellow for 2004). SLC, 1996–

Undergraduate discipline: Writing
Graduate program: MFA Writing Program

Courses taught in Writing

Courses from previous years

  • Before and After
  • First-Year Studies: The Stories We Build
  • The Short Story
  • Fiction Workshop
  • Literary Journals and Writing
  • Voice and Form
  • Literary Journals and Writing
  • Voice and Form

Courses taught in MFA Writing Program

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