Marc Nieson, MFA

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Marc Nieson joined Chatham's MFA in Creative Writing and MFA in Film, Digital & Technology faculties in 2006.  He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School. His background includes children’s theatre, cattle chores, and a season with a one-ring circus. He’s won a Raymond Carver Short Story Award, the Literal Latte Fiction Award, Pushcart Prize nominations, and been noted in Best American Essays. His memoir, SCHOOLHOUSE: Lessons on Love & Landscape, came out from Ice Cube Press in 2016. His award-winning feature film screenplays include The Speed of LifeDreamcatcher, and Bottomland. He edits fiction for The Fourth River, and is at work on a new novel, Houdini's Heirs

  • Finalist, Iowa All Reads Book (Schoolhouse), 2017 
  • 2020  Conclave Journal: Outliers Issue, “Boats in the Sky” (short story) Balkan Press, Print.
  • 2020  Stonecrop Review, “Moonstruck” (short prose), Digital. 
  • 2019  The Ekphrastic Review, “Fin de la Jornada” (poem), Digital. 
  • 2019  CCAR Journal, “Variations on a Horizon” (prose poem), Print. 
  • 2018  Secret Destinations: Travel Writing Anthology, “Taksim” (short story), Print.
  • 2018  NonfictioNOW Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Too Many Dead Grandmothers

  • 2017  NonfictioNOW Conference, Reykjavik, ICELAND, Quest(ion)ing Memoir’s GPS

  • 2016  Steel Pen Creative Writers’ Conference, Merrillville, IN, Activating Memory into Memoir

  • 2016  Writers Connect Conference, Pgh, PA, The Character of Place

  • 2016  Iowa City Book Festival, Iowa City, IA, International Panel: Sense of Place

  • 2015  Ninth Annual Western Maryland Independent Lit Festival, Frostburg, MD, Publishing 101