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Elizabeth Denton

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Creative Writing Program
Office location and address
103 Dawson's Row
1 Dawson's Row
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
MFA Columbia University, 1981
BA St. Lawrence University, 1978
ENCW 3610: Intermediate Fiction Writing
Credits: 3
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2600. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4550: Topics in Literary Prose
Credits: 3
One of two required readings courses for students admitted to the Area Program in Literary Prose, also open to other qualified students. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4720: Area Program in Literary Prose Thesis Course
Credits: 3
Directed writing project for students in the English Department's Undergraduate Area Program in Literary Prose, leading to completion of an extended piece of creative prose writing.
ENCW 4810: Advanced Fiction Writing I
Credits: 3
Devoted to the writing of prose fiction, especially the short story. Student work is discussed in class and individual conferences. Parallel reading in the work of modern novelists and short story writers is required. For advanced students with prior experience in writing fiction. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4993: Independent Project in Creative Writing
Credits: 3
For the student who wants to work on a creative writing project under the direction of a faculty member. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 8993: Independent Writing Project
Credits: 3
Intended for graduate students who wish to do work on a creative writing project other than the thesis for the Master of Fine Arts degree under the direction of a faculty member. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
  • Featured writer “Glimpsing the Glimpse,” Blackbird magazine, spring 2013.
  • Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09 ’10, ’11, ’12 and ‘13.
  • The Yale Review prize for the best story of the year, 2003.
  • Project grant from the Virginia Council for the Arts, 1996.
  • Project grant from the Virginia Council for the Arts, 1992.
  • Virginia Prize for Fiction, 1990.
  • Readings at:  Second Street Gallery, Barnes & Nobles, Virginia Festival of the Book, Politics and Prose (Washington D.C.), Harbour Front Festival (Toronto), St. Lawrence University, Columbia University, Hampden Sydney College, Mary Baldwin College, Hollins College, Randolph Macon University, James Madison University, UVa Bookstore, New Dominion Bookstore, Williams Corner Bookstore and others.