Congratulations to Alain Park (fiction, 2013), who has been selected as the 19th recipient of the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellowship at Warren Wilson College.

A resident of Chicago, Park also holds an MFA in print media from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in printmaking/studio art from the University of Arizona. He has taught at St. Xavier University and also brings extensive experience in publishing and journal editing to this position. His fiction has appeared in Bitter Oleander, Four Way Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Zone 3, and elsewhere.

“It feels like such an incredible boon to have this chance,” says Park, “to further hone my craft, articulate to others the lessons the MFA program imparted. I’m thrilled to be in the position to do so, to start giving back in whatever small way I can, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.”

Instituted in 1997, the Beebe is one-year teaching fellowship at WWC, open only to alumni of the MFA Program for Writers. The Beebe Fellow teaches five courses in the undergraduate creative writing program, supervises the group of undergraduates who attend the January MFA residency, assists with the undergraduate literary magazine, and generally takes part in the life of the College. Application guidelines are posted on the program website and on the Friends of Writers blog each September for the next academic year’s fellowship.


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