Teresa Stores

T. (Teresa) Stores the author of two published novels, Getting to the Point and SideTracks (Naiad Press, 1995, 1996). Her recently completed third novel, Backslide, explores the fundamentalist Southern Baptist religion set against the America of 1969-70 through the coming of age and later coming out of a young believer. Current works in progress include a collection of short fiction set in southern Vermont titled Frost Heaves and a novel for young adults. Storesí fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Oregon Literary Review, Sinister Wisdom, Out Magazine, Harrington Gay Menís Fiction Quarterly, Blithe House Quarterly, Poetry Motel, Artistic F/X, Bloom, Cicada, Earthís Daughters, Best Lesbian Fiction 2005, and other anthologies and journals. She has been awarded writing grants by the Vermont Arts Council, Barbara Deming Fund, and the Cardin Fund, and has been a scholar and contributor at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Bread Loaf. This year she chairs the team responsible for the Pedagogy Forums at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Atlanta and will edit The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers, 2007. A graduate of the MFA program at Emerson College, Stores is an assistant professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Hartford.

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