Creative Writing at WVU: Wild, Wonderful Writing

Ethel Morgan Smith

Ethel Smith 2016

Associate Professor
MA, Hollins University

Office: 138 Colson Hall

Tel: 304.293.3792

Fax: 304.293.5380

Email Ethel.

Read Ethel's work.





Specialization:
Creative Nonfiction
African American Literature

Courses Taught:

132: The Novel & The Short Story

133: The Short Story

154: African American Literature

212: Fiction Workshop

253: Southern Literature

254: African American Literature

314: Nonfiction Workshop

385: American Women Writers

418: Creative Writing Capstone

618: Graduate Nonfiction Workshop

618: Graduate Fiction Workshop

693: The Civil Rights Movement: Portrait of a People

Books:

Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany, CreateSpace
Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
From Whence Cometh My Help:
The African American American Community at Hollins College
University of Missouri Press, 2000

Publications:

“The Future of Race Relations in America” That Minority Thing, 2009

“Outside of Dreams”
Shaping Memories

Reflections of African American Women Writers
edited by Joanne Gabbin-University Press of Mississippi, 2009

“Mother” The New York Times (Motherlode), 2009

“Deferred Dreams” That Minority Thing, 2009

“Love Means Nothing”
Tusculum Review, 2007
(winner of the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Prize
for nonfiction).

“Soul-mating” Mr. Wrong, edited by Harriet Brown,2007

“The Woman Preacher”
From My People: 400 Years of African American Folklore,
edited by Daryl Cumber Dance, 2002

“Afterwards” Artemis, 2001

“Revisions of Communal History”
in Ernest Gaines A Long Day in November.

Come and Be Black for Me 1998

Fellowships:

Fulbright Fellowship, Universit├?├├?┬Ąt T├?├├?┬╝bingen, Germany

Rockefeller Foundation-Bellagio, Italy

Visiting Artist-American Academy in Rome

Dupont Fellowship, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

Links:

Ethel Morgan Smith website

Ethel Admires:

James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat, Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Gaines, Nikki Giovanni, Karla Holloway,Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor, Opal Moore, Alice Walker, Alice Munro, Sara Pritchard, Lucy Honig, Patricia Elam, Patricia Hampl, Lucille Clifton, Janice Eidus.

On a Personal Note:

In addition to being a writer of literary essays, fiction, and plays, Professor Smith is also an avid tennis fan, and she plays as well. She also spends time traveling, cooking, and gardening.

Associate Professor
MA, Hollins University

Office: 138 Colson Hall

Tel: 304.293.3792

Fax: 304.293.5380

Email: esmith@wvu.edu

Read Ethel Morgan Smith's work.

Specialization:
Creative Nonfiction
African American Literature

Courses Taught:

132: The Novel & The Short Story

133: The Short Story

154: African American Literature

212: Fiction Workshop

253: Southern Literature

254: African American Literature

314: Nonfiction Workshop

385: American Women Writers

418: Creative Writing Capstone

618: Graduate Nonfiction Workshop

618: Graduate Fiction Workshop

693: The Civil Rights Movement: Portrait of a People

Books:

From Whence Cometh My Help:
The African American American Community at Hollins College
University of Missouri Press, 2000

Publications:

“The Future of Race Relations in America” That Minority Thing, 2009

“Outside of Dreams”
Shaping Memories

Reflections of African American Women Writers
edited by Joanne Gabbin-University Press of Mississippi, 2009

“Mother” The New York Times (Motherlode), 2009

“Deferred Dreams” That Minority Thing, 2009

“Love Means Nothing”
Tusculum Review, 2007
(winner of the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Prize
for nonfiction).

“Soul-mating” Mr. Wrong, edited by Harriet Brown,2007

“The Woman Preacher”
From My People: 400 Years of African American Folklore,
edited by Daryl Cumber Dance, 2002

“Afterwards” Artemis, 2001

“Revisions of Communal History”
in Ernest Gaines A Long Day in November.

Come and Be Black for Me 1998

Fellowships:

Fulbright Fellowship, Universität Tübingen, Germany

Rockefeller Foundation-Bellagio, Italy

Visiting Artist-American Academy in Rome

Dupont Fellowship, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

Links:

Ethel Morgan Smith website

Ethel Admires:

James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat, Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Gaines, Nikki Giovanni, Karla Holloway,Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor, Opal Moore, Alice Walker, Alice Munro, Sara Pritchard, Lucy Honig, Patricia Elam, Patricia Hampl, Lucille Clifton, Janice Eidus.

On a Personal Note:

In addition to being a writer of literary essays, fiction, and plays, Professor Smith is also an avid tennis fan, and she plays as well. She also spends time traveling, cooking, and gardening.