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Stephanie Powell Watts

Stephanie Powell Watts is a writer and teacher of both fiction and creative nonfiction. Her classes are designed to introduce students to the writing life by exposing them to the works of many of the leading practitioners of contemporary writing.

She once was a Jehovah's Witness minister, a shoestring factory worker and a food service worker in her home state of North Carolina.

Stephanie received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was a Gus T. Ridgel fellow. Stephanie's short fiction, essays, and poems have appeared in a number of journals including Oxford American, New Letters, African American Review, Tartts IV, Tampa Review, Obsidian III.

Stephanie won a Whiting Award in 2013 and an Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2012 for her book We Are Taking Only What We Need. Her short fiction has been included in two volumes of the Best New Stories from the South anthology and honored with a Pushcart Prize.

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