Creative Writing, Literary Fiction, Food Writing
Sam Ashworth is a graduate TA in his third year of the MFA in Creative Writing program. He specializes in fiction and nonfiction. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, and his fiction, essays, and criticism include the Times Literary Supplement, Barrelhouse, Catapult, and the Brooklyn Rail. He writes the monthly "Dispatches from the Swamp" column for The Rumpus, about life in DC.
At George Mason University, he has been awarded the Dan Rudy and Mary Robert Rinehart prizes for fiction, and Alan Cheuse prize for Nonfiction. He also received the inaugural Travel Research Award from the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, which sent him to France to work in restaurant kitchens in Summer 2017.
"The Hijacking of Eastern 7," Barrelhouse, Fall 2017
Multiple book reviews, Times Literary Supplement (UK), 2014-16
Travel Research Award, Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, GMU
Fellow, TENT Creative Writing Seminars, the Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire, MA
ENGH 396: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGH 201: Reading and Writing about Texts
ENGH 101: Composition
B.A. in English, Columbia University (2009)
Trinity College Dublin (2003-2005)
Mason Out Loud Podcast: read story in progress, "Stieglitz and Meyer."