KENNETH CALHOUN
July 2012

Boston, MA –  “I am a fiction writer and graphic designer currently residing in Boston, where I serve as chair of the Department of Art and Graphic Design at Lasell College. My interest in visual, interactive and traditional storytelling is informed by formal studies in creative writing (MFA from Emerson College) and many years of professional work as a creative director and designer. Though I enjoy working with sound, video, interactivity and design, literary fiction is my first love, and the mode of expression most responsive to my imagination and formalistic schemes. I am applying to Millay Colony, which I learned about from writer and artist friends, as a fiction writer.
     Over the last few years my fiction efforts have gained momentum. Stories have appeared in Tin House, The Paris Review, Fence Magazine, Fiction International, The Colorado Review, Quick Fiction, The St. Petersburg Review and other publications. A recent story, titled “Nightblooming,” was recognized with a PEN/O. Henry Prize in 2011 and was selected by Amy Hempel to appear in New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best in 2010. Other awards include the Italo Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction and first prize in the Summer Literary Seminars/Fence Magazine Fiction Contest. I am currently completing a novel-in-stories about an insomnia epidemic.”

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