Thursday, April 03, 2014
Faculty Feature: Dan Mueller
We are so pleased to welcome back Dan Mueller this year, who will be teaching a weekend workshop he's calling Memoir as Fiction. In this workshop, you will look to your own lives for the material of your fiction. You'll also look to memoir for the narrative and poetical strategies that lend credibility to your stories and induce a reader’s willing suspension of disbelief. Ultimately, you’ll amaze each other with the magic to be found in your own—at least, to us—humdrum lives.
Dan Mueller is the author of two collections of short stories, How Animals Mate (Overlook Press, 1999), which won the Sewanee Fiction Prize, and Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey (Outpost 19 Books, 2013). His work has appeared in The Missouri Review, Story Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Joyland, Joyland Retro, Prairie Schooner, Gargoyle, CutBank, Surreal South, The Cincinnati Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Story, The Mississippi Review, The Crescent Review, Playboy, and other journals and anthologies. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Henfield Foundation, University of Virginia, and Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He currently directs the creative writing program at the University of New Mexico and teaches on the creative writing faculty of the Low-Residency MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte.