Barba, Harry

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BARBA, Harry

BARBA, Harry. Also writes as Baron Mikan, Ohan. American, b. 1922. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Science fiction/Fantasy, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Education, Writing/Journalism. Career: Publisher and Conference Director, Harian Creative Books, 1967-; Ed., Harian Creative Awards series, 1981-. Instructor, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1947; Instructor, Univ of Connecticut, Hartford Campus, 1947-49; Teacher, Seward Park High School, NY, 1955-59; Instructor, University of Iowa, 1959-63; Fulbright Professor-American Specialist, University of Damascus, Syria, 1963-64; Reader and Lecturer, USIS Library, Damascus, 1963-64; Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1964-68; Professor of English and Director of Writing, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 1968-70; Director of Writing Arts in West Virginia, 1969-70; Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Consultant to the Writing Committee, SUNY, 1976-77. Publications: For the Grape Season, 1960; The Bulbul Bird, 1963, 3 by Harry Barba, 1967; How to Teach Writing. 1969; Teaching in Your Own Write, 1970; The Case for Socially Functional Education, 1973; Two Connecticut Yankees Teaching in Appalachia, 1974; One of a Kind: The Many Faces and Voices of America, 1976; The Day the World Went Sane, 1979; (with M. Barba) What's Cooking in Congress?, 2 vols., 1979-82; (as Baron Mikan) The Gospel According to Everyman, 1981; Round Trip to Byzantium, 1985; Mona Lisa Smiles, 1993; The Marriage of Heaven & Hell, 2004. Address: 47 Hyde Blvd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, U.S.A.