Patricia E Powell Curriculum Vitae

Education
MFA Brown University, 1991, Creating Writing, Fiction

BA Wellesley College, 1988

Courses
ENG 167: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
ENG 268: Graduate Fiction Workshop

Professional Experience
Mills College, Associate Professor, 2009-Present

Stanford University, Visiting Writer, 2007-2009

Pomona College, Moseley Visiting Writer, Spring 2008

Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English, Professor, Summer 2006-Present

Queens College, Professor in Creative Writing, Low Residency Program, Spring 2003-Present

University of Houston, Graduate Writing Program, Visiting Professor, Fall 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Martin Luther King Visiting Professor in Creative Writing, 2003-2005

Harvard University, Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in English and American Literature and Language, 1997-2003

Wellesley College, Visiting Writer, Spring 1998

University of Massachusetts at Boston, Tenured Associate Professor of Creative Writing, 1991-1997

University of Massachusetts at Boston, Associate Director of Creative Writing Program, 1993-1997

Brown University, Providence, RI; Teaching Assistant, Department of English, 1990-1991

Publications

Short Story Collection
Come Closer, Under Consideration: Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Novels
The Fullness of Everything. Peepal Tree Press, England. 2009

The Pagoda. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 1998

A Small Gathering of Bones. Heinemann, London. 1994; Beacon Press, Boston. 2003

Me Dying Trial. Heinemann, London. 1993; Beacon Press, Boston. 2003

Short Story
“Tomcat Baretta,” Kingston Noir, Akashic Books, 2011

“Wild Waters,” Boston Noir, Akashic Books, 2009

Creative Nonfiction
“In Search of Caribbean Masculinities,” Anthurium, A Caribbean Literary Journal, Winter, 2013

“My Mother, My Love,” (excerpt) Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Mothering, Eds. Silva and Alexander, Africa World Oress, 2013

“My Mother, My Love,” (excerpt) SX Salon: A Caribbean Literary Platform, Spring 2011

“Violence and its Unmaking,” Anglistica: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Napoli, Italy. 2010

“Literary Landscape,” The Good City: Writers Explore 21st-century Boston. Edited by Emily Hiestand and Ande Zellman. Beacon Press. 2004

Professional Activities and Presentations

Juries
Fiction Juror, Fiction Contest, Middlebury College, Summer 2006-Present

Djerassi Artist Foundation. Spring 2010

Literature Juror, United States Artist, Summer 2008

Literature Juror, ProvinceTown Fine Arts Work Center, Spring 1999–Present

Literature Juror, PEN/Hemingway Awards, Spring 2005

Literature Juror, Leeway Foundation, Spring 2003

Fiction Juror, Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute Radcliffe Research and Study Center, Spring 1998, 1995

Literature Juror, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Spring 1998

Literature Juror, Cambridge Arts Commission, Fall 1998

Fiction Prize Juror, Rona Jaffe/Radcliffe College Prizes in Creative Writing, Spring 2000, 1999, 1998

Fiction Juror, Abels Short Story Prize at Radcliffe College, Spring 1998-2002

Fiction Juror, Le Baron Russel Briggs Fiction Prize, Spring 1998-2002

Literature Juror, Somerville Commission on the Arts, Fall 1994

Fiction Prize Juror, Boston Magazine, Summer 1994

Fiction Prize Juror, The Astraea Foundation, Summer 1993

Fiction Prize Juror, Connecticut Council on the Arts, Spring 1992

Panels and Class Seminars (Selected)
“Nature of Truth in Memoir Writing,” Mills Alumni Association, College for a Day. Denver, Spring 2012

“Transformative Power of Stories,” Associated Writing Programs. Chicago, Spring 2012

“Envisioning New Stories for a Post Independence Jamaica,” Caribbean Literature Conference. University of Leeds, Leeds. England, Spring 2012

“Medicine Stories,” Craft Forward Symposium. California College of Arts. Spring 2011

“Writing and Creativity,” Stanford University. Spring 2011

“Global Caribbean and the Politics of Location.” University of Miami, Spring 2010

“Writing as Healing,” Women’s World Conference, Madrid, Spain, Summer 2008

“Women, Violence, and Migration,” University of Madrid, Spain, Summer 2006

“The Body and Desire,” Syracuse University, Fall 2000

“Conversations on Race and Ethnicity,” CUNY, Staten Island, Fall 2000

“Writing about History,” National Outwrite Conference, Spring 1998

“Transforming Grief, Loss and Rage through Literature,” 15th Annual Key West Literary Seminar, Winter 1997

“The Novel and AIDS,” 15th Annual Key West Literary Seminar, Winter 1997

“What’s it Like to Write about AIDS in a Phobic Culture,” 15th Annual Key West Literary Seminar, Winter 1997

“Dynamics of Power and Desire and The Pagoda,” Midwest MLA, Minneapolis, MN, Fall 1996

“Grief as a Muse,” National Outwrite Conference, Spring 1996

"Voicing Gender and Sexuality: A Caribbean Experience," Wellesley College, Spring 1995

"Role of University in the Community," University of Massachusetts, Boston, Fall 1994

"Constructing Identities," Mount Holyoke College, Spring 1994

"Crossing Boundaries of Race and Gender,” P.E.N. New England, Spring 1994

"Innovative Voices in Women's Writings," Brown University, Spring 1994

"Writers Taking Risks," Boston Writers Union, Spring 1993

"Alternative Writings in Gay Literature," National Outwrite Conference, Spring 1993

"The Fiction Writers Craft," Boston Writers Union, Fall 1992

Writing Workshops (Selected)
Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA, Spring 2013

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, Summer 2000-Present

New Words Live, Spring 2003

Festival of Caribbean Writers, Jamaica, Summer 2002

York University Toronto, Winter 2002

Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Summer 2002

The Arvon Foundation, Devon, England, Summer 2000

Summer Media Institute, Ohio University, Athens, OH, Summer 2000

Evening Writers Series, Tufts University, Medford, MA, August 1996

Vamos Gracias Writers Retreat, Catskill, NY, June 1994

National Outwrite Conference. Boston, MA. Spring 1992

Honors and Awards
Literary Feast, Broward Public Library Foundation, 2010
Djerassi Foundation, Resident Fellow, 2008
Silicon Valley Community Artist Foundation Grant, 2009
Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University, 2007
Boston Women’s Fund, Take A Stand Award, 2004
YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Women Award, 2004
Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writer’s Award, 1999-2002
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fiction Award, Finalist, Spring 2000
Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction, 1999
MacDowell Fellow, Fall 2000, Winter 1998, 1997, 1992
Yaddo Fellow, Summer 1996, 1993
Granta/Best of Young American Novelists, Regional Winner, Semi-finalist, Fall 1995
Fourth Annual Bruce Rossley Literary Award, Massachusetts, Fall 1995
Governor of Massachusetts, Citation, Fall 1995
Writers at Hedgebrook, Fellow, Summer 1995
Faculty Development Grant, UMass/Boston, Spring 1995 and Spring 1993
Ford Faculty Teaching Seminar, UMass/Boston, Spring 1994
Faculty Research Grant, UMass/Boston, Spring 1993
P.E.N. New England Discovery Award, Summer 1992