Leslie Pietrzyk, Adjunct Faculty

Leslie Pietrzyk teaches fiction and novel workshops. She is the author of two novels, Pears on a Willow Tree (Avon) and A Year and a Day (William Morrow). Her award-winning short fiction and essays have appeared in more than fifty journals, including Shenandoah, The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, Washingtonian, The Sun, Crab Orchard Review, New England Review, and The Washington Post Magazine. Organizations awarding fellowships include the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Hambidge Center. She blogs regularly about the writing life at Work-in-Progress and is the founder/editor of Redux, an online journal of previously published work not available elsewhere on the internet.

She earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MFA from American University. Leslie is also a member of the core fiction faculty at the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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