Dr. Iheoma Nwachukwu

Visiting Assistant Professor


B.S. University of Calabar, Nigeria
M.F.A. University of Texas
Ph.D. Florida State University







Iheoma Nwachukwu is a poet and fiction writer from Nigeria. He has won fellowships from the Michener Centre for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin, the Chinua Achebe Center at Bard College, and Florida State University where he secured a Bailey fellowship. His fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in--among others-- The Southern Review, Electric Literature, The Iowa Review, Prism International, and in translation in the Italian Magazine Internazionale.

A former professional chess player, his fiction has earned a Pushcart Prize Special mention, and a  Best American Short Stories Notable mention.

Dr. Nwachukwu teaches the following courses:

ENLT 120 Introduction to Fiction

3 Cr. (CL)

An exploration of the nature of prose fiction, its elements and techniques. The emphasis is critical rather than historical. The range of works and the specific selections may vary with the individual instructor.

ENLT 284 ST: Contemporary American Short Stories

3 Cr.

Special Topics course. Topics chosen by instructor.

WRTG 213 Fiction Writing I

3 Cr. (EPW)

Designed to increase students' skills in writing short fiction, this course augments frequent practice in the genre with attention both to theories of short-story composition and to diverse examples. In a workshop atmosphere, students will read and discuss one another's work as well as fiction by well-known authors. Photocopying fee.

WRTG 313 Fiction Writing II

3 Cr. (Prerequisite: WRTG 213)

The advanced workshop augments in intensive student writing assignments with theoretical discussions and diverse examples of good fiction by established writers. Photocopying fee.

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