SIMS, Patsy. American, b. 1938. Genres: Social commentary. Career: Journalist, New Orleans States-Item, 1958-71, 1972-73, San Francisco Chronicle, 1971-72, and Philadelphia Inquirer, 1973-74; freelance writer, 1974-89; University of Pittsburgh, assistant professor of creative non-fiction and associate director, Writing Program, 1989-2002; Goucher College MFA in Creative Nonfiction Program, director, 2002-. Publications: The Klan, 1978, rev. ed., 1996; New Orleans: The Passing Parade, 1980; Cleveland Benjamin's Dead!: A Struggle for Dignity in Louisiana's Cane Country, 1981, rev. ed., 1994; Can Somebody Shout Amen? Inside the Tents and Tabernacles of American Revivalists, 1988; (ed.) Literary Nonfiction, 2001. Address: Welch Center, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794, U.S.A.