+-Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
Fowles Center Director
He has been published in numerous literary journals and was a contributor to the former New York avant-garde magazine, Splash. Among the awards he has won for his fiction are: the Tim McGinnis Award; Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Fiction Writing; the Maxwell Perkins Award for Fiction Writing; a Bush Foundation Fellowship for Fiction Writing; and an Award for Experimental Writing. He has also won an award from Western Illinois University for his play. A member of CILECT and other film organizations, he is a practicing screenwriter and has been awarded for his work by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild of America, East, the Screenwriters Forum and the Sundance Institute. He has written over twenty screenplays and teleplays and won awards from the Scottish Association of Filmmakers, the London International Film & Video Festival, and the Festival Internacional de Video do Algarve, Portugal.
He has taught or conducted screenwriting seminars and workshops throughout Latin America, Europe, and the United Kingdom as well as the United States. For four years, he has been a regular visiting adjunct professor of screenwriting at the Hamburg Media School, Hamburg, Germany. In 2002 he was honored as a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing-Screenwriting at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA and was a featured speaker at the Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series at San Diego State University in 2003.
+-Assistant for the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
Fowles Center Assistant
Tatiana Servin is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Chapman University. Tatiana received her B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Human Services from California State University Fullerton. Upon graduation, Tatiana was awarded the title of Student Commencement Speaker and Professional Promise Student of her graduating class. She is currently the coordinator for the John Fowles Center for the Young Creative Writers program, which provides creative writing workshops for students of Orange High School; the program teaches students fundamental techniques of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writing. Last year, Tatiana worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is presently a member of both Sigma Tau Delta and the Inklings Literary Society. Her current research interests include psychoanalytic theory, poetry, digital humanities, and questions of identity.