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Lex Williford

 
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Lex Akers Williford
Associate Professor, Creative Writing - Bilingual Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Lex Williford, a University of Arkansas MFA, has taught in the writing programs at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the University of Alabama and has been a distinguished visiting writer at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. His novella, Balsa and Tissue Paper, is forthcoming as an e-book and as a long-form Ploughshares Solos series publication in Fall of 2019; his book, Macauley's Thumb, won the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award; his chapbook, Superman on the Roof, won the 2016 10th Annual Rose Metal Press Flash Fiction Award. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous prestigious national journals. Co-editor of the Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction, he is the founding director of the online MFA at the University of Texas at El Paso and a recent chair of the on-campus bilingual creative writing program, where he currently teaches both online and on-campus.

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  1. Short fiction
  2. Short story
  3. Short-short story/flash fiction
  4. Prose poem
  5. Novel
  6. Screenwriting
  7. Children's picture book
  8. Illustration

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