Theresa Williams has degrees in studio art and English from East Carolina University and earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where she won the Devine Award for fiction in 1989. She is the recipient of a $10,000 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grant in fiction (2006). In addition to teaching creative writing at BGSU, she has also taught classes and workshops at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She has published in Chattahoochee Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Seems, Comstock Review, Visions International, The Sun, Hunger Mountain: The Vermont College Journal of Arts and Letters, and other magazines. Her novel, The Secret of Hurricanes, published by MacAdam/Cage, San Francisco, was a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize. Her story "Blue Velvis" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Sun in 2005.
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