DREW, Bettina. American, b. 1956. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: City College of the City University of New York, NYC, lecturer in English, 1981-90; New York University, NYC, lecturer in humanities, 1990-93; writer, 1993-. West Side Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), workshop instructor at Writer's Voice, 1994-95; Yale University, instructor, 1995; lecturer at Mercy College, Bronx Community College, and New York Technical College; gives readings from her works. Publications: Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side, 1989; (ed.) The Texas Stories of Nelson Algren, 1995; Travels in Expendable Landscapes (essays), in press. Author of the unpublished screenplay "My Own Simone." Contributor of poems, articles, and reviews to magazines and newspapers. Address: 2 Mayflower Cir., Shrewsbury, MA 01545-2863, U.S.A.