Michael Fontana

Fiction Writer

Bella Vista, AR 72715
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Author's Bio

Michael Fontana is currently at work on a novel. He has taught writing courses at Miami University and at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. His most important work has been in developing writing opportunities for homeless people and people living with mental illnesses.

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
Alabama Literary Review
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Amoskeag
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Brink Magazine
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Cezanne's Carrot
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Christopher Street
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Coal City Review
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Ghoti Magazine
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Libido
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Nebo
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Wanderings
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Prizes won: 

Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 1995; Older Writers Grant, Speculative Literature Foundation, 2015; Sally A. Williams Artist Fund Grant, Arkansas Arts Council, 2015.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Corona by Bushra Rehman, Chantefables/Storysongs by Robert Desnos, Life of Jesus by Francois Mauriac, The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender, The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O'Brien, SJ

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Homelessness, Mental Health
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Columbus, OH
Ohio
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Last update: Jan 27, 2020