Barber, Phyllis (Nelson)

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BARBER, Phyllis (Nelson)

BARBER, Phyllis (Nelson). American, b. 1943. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Poetry, Literary criticism and history, Autobiography/Memoirs, Essays. Career: Professional pianist, Salt Lake City, UT, and Summit County, CO, 1964-; Vermont College, faculty member, M.F.A.-in-Writing-Program, 1990-; Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, faculty member, 1992-; University of Missouri, Columbia, visiting writer, 1994; Rochester, MN, Community Education, teacher, 1999; University of Utah, Park City, Lifelong Learning, teacher, 2000-01; writer. Pioneer Craft House, creative writing instructor. Has given readings and delivered lectures at colleges, schools, conferences, and bookstores. Served as judge for arts council awards and other writing competitions. Publications: Smiley Snake's Adventure (juvenile), 1980; (and ed.) Writers at Work (TV documentary), 1987; The School of Love (short stories), 1990; Legs: The Story of a Giraffe (juvenile), 1991; And the Desert Shall Blossom (novel), 1991; How I Got Cultured: A Nevada Memoir, 1992; Parting the Veil, 1999. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of short stories, poems, essays, articles, and reviews to magazines and journals. Address: MFA in Writing Program, Vermont College, 38 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, U.S.A.

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