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Tawnysha Greene

Lecturer

1202 McClung Tower
E-mail: tgreene8@utk.edu

Biography

Tawnysha Greene received her PhD from the University of Tennessee where she served as the fiction editor for Grist: The Journal for Writers. Her work has appeared in PANK, Bellingham Review, and Weave Magazine. Her first novel, A House Made of Stars, was released in 2015.

Research

  • "So You Published a Book, Now What? On Promotion, Marketing, and the Work of Being a Published Author." Hands On Literary Festival. New Orleans, Louisiana. December 2015.
  • "Stranger in a Strange Land? The Poet in the Composition Classroom." Association of Writers and Writers Programs Annual Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. March 2013.
  • "Gladly Wolde He Learne and Gladly Teach: Creating Opportunities for Teen Writers." Association of Writers and Writers Programs Annual Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. March 2013.

Education

  • 2013 Ph.D. in Creative Writing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
    Dissertation: A House Made of Stars
  • 2009 M.A. in Creative Writing, Auburn University.
    Thesis: Sundays
  • 2007 B.A. in Creative Writing, Auburn University.

Publications

Books

  • A House Made of Stars. New Orleans: Burlesque Press, 2015.

Periodicals

Fiction

  • "The Game." A-Minor. (May 2015): online.
  • "Queens and Kings." Weave Magazine. (June 2013): online.
  • "Tongues." storySouth (Spring 2013): online.
  • "The Naming of Girls." JMWW (Winter 2013): online.
  • "Daddy's Teeth." PANK Magazine (December 2012): online.
  • "All God's Children." Hobart (November 2012): online.
  • "Xs and Os." storySouth (Fall 2012): online.
  • "Wilderness." Bartleby Snopes (August 2012): online.
  • "Women of God." A-Minor (August 2012): online.
  • "Momma's Elephant." Monkeybicycle (August 2012): online.
  • "A House Made of Stars." Waccamaw (Spring 2012): online.
  • "What Momma Draws on Windows." Raleigh Review (April 2012): online.
  • "The Game." elimae (April 2012): online.
  • "Speak." PANK Magazine (February 2012): online.
  • "Refugio Beach." Monkeybicycle (December 2011): online.
  • "The End of the World." Bellingham Review (Fall 2011): online.
  • "The Yellow Room." Bluestem Magazine (March 2011): online.
  • "Sensible Things." Prime Number Magazine (February 2011): online.
  • "Eskimo Days." Necessary Fiction (January 2011): online.
  • "Andrea and Julia." Ranfurly Review 11 (June 2010): online.
  • "A Safe Place." Foundling Review (May 2010): online.
  • "Sundays." Wigleaf (January 2010): online.

Professional Service

  •  Associate Director of Composition, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2017 - Present.
  •  Chair, John C. Hodges Excellence in Teaching Award for Experienced GTAs Committee, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2017 - Present
  • Judge, English 102 Poster Contest, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2017 - Present
  • Faculty Representative, Student Conduct Academic Review Board, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2016 - Present
  • Voting Representative, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2016 - Present
  • Graduate Teaching Mentor, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2011 - Present
  • Lecturer Representative, Composition Committee, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2016 - 2017 
  • Workshop Leader, Brian M. Conley Young Writers Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2010 - 2015
  • Undergraduate Captain Robert A. Burke Award, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2010 - 2014 Judge

Associations & Organizations

  • Association of Writers and Writers Programs
  • Popular / American Culture Association

Invited Lectures

  • "Excerpts from A House Made of Stars." Writers in the Library Reading Series. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Knoxville, Tennessee. October 2016.
  • 'The Game' and Other Stories." The Only Tenn-I-See Reading Series. Knoxville, Tennessee. September 2016.
  • "Excerpts from A House Made of Stars." Knoxville Writers Guild Meeting. Knoxville, Tennessee. November 2015.
  • "'A House Made of Stars' and other stories." Meacham Writers' Workshop. Chattanooga, Tennessee. October 2015.
  • "'All God's Children' and Other Stories." Popular / American Culture Association Conference. Wilmington, North Carolina. October 2015.
  • "'The Naming of Girls' and Other Stories." 4 Under 40 Reading Series. Notre Dame of Maryland University. Baltimore, Maryland. September 2015.
  • "Excerpts from A House Made of Stars." Calhoun Area Writers Group Meeting. Calhoun, Georgia. August 2015.
  • "Excerpts from A House Made of Stars." Buckhead Writers Group Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. July 2015.
  • "'What Momma Draws on Windows' and Other Stories." Southern Women Writers Conference. Mount Berry, Georgia. September 2012.
  • "'The End of the World' and Other Stories." Popular / American Culture Association Conference. Nashville, Tennessee. September 2012.
  • "'A Safe Place' and Other Stories." Southern Writers / Southern Writing Conference. Oxford, Mississippi. August 2010.
  • "'September' and Other Stories." Writing by Degrees Conference. Binghamton, New York. September 2009.