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Karin Lin-Greenberg joined the English Department at Siena College in the fall of 2012. She earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 and an MA in literature and writing from Temple University in 2003. Her work has appeared in The Antioch ReviewBellevue Literary Review, Bellingham ReviewBerkeley Fiction Review, Colorado Review, CrazyhorseEpochKenyon Review OnlineNorth American ReviewRedivider, Silk Road, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She has previously taught classes in creative writing, composition, and literature at Missouri State University, The College of Wooster, and Appalachian State University. She has taught introductory courses in fiction and poetry writing and advanced classes in fiction and creative nonfiction. Topics her courses have covered include traditional and experimental fiction, flash fiction, the novella, the story cycle, memoir, graphic memoirs, the lyric essay, and the nature essay. 

Her story collection, Faulty Predictions, won the 2013 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction from the University of Georgia Press and was the gold winner in Foreward Review's INDIEFAB Book of the Year in the short story category in 2014.

Author website: www.karinlingreenberg.com/

Degree Program University
M.F.A. Fiction writing University of Pittsburgh
M.A. Writing and literature Temple University
A.B. English Bryn Mawr College

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

 

What I Love About Siena

The students are the best part of Siena! Because of Siena's small size, I often have the opportunity to teach the same students in multiple classes, and I love watching my students grow as readers, writers, and thinkers. 

My Favorite Courses to Teach

I like to teach any creative writing classes. It's great to see students stretching their imaginations while also learning a lot about how to strengthen their writing.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2016 - Now Associate Professor Siena College
2012 - 2016 Assistant Professor Siena College
2011 - 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor Appalachian State University
2008 - 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor The College of Wooster
2006 - 2008 Lecturer Missouri State University

Articles & Book Reviews

  • So Much Trouble
    CRAFT
    2019
  • Lost or Damaged
    Boulevard
    2018
  • The Sweeper of Hair
    Chicago Tribune
    2018
  • Unboxing
    Memorious
    2018
  • Roland Raccoon
    New Ohio Review
    2017
  • Swim Test
    Shenandoah
    2017
  • Since Vincent Left
    Crazyhorse
    2016
  • Small Worlds
    Great Jones Street
    2016
  • The Splashing Carp
    Great Jones Street
    2016
  • Touring
    Colorado Review
    2016
  • Aquatics
    Hayden's Ferry Review
    2015
  • Away
    Green Mountains Review
    2015
  • Perspective For Artists
    Bellingham Review
    2015
  • Career Development
    Stone Canoe
    2014
  • In the Orchard
    Five Chapters
    2014
  • Miller Duskman's Mistakes
    The Antioch Review
    2014
  • Care
    Kenyon Review
    2012
  • Gone
    Brilliant Corners
    2011
  • Lobsterama
    South Dakota Review
    2011
  • Weight
    Silk Road
    2011
  • What Remained
    580 Split
    2011
  • What Was There Long Ago
    North American Review
    2011
  • A Good Brother
    The Antioch Review
    2010
  • Back Seat
    Many Mountains Moving
    2010
  • Prized Possessions
    Epoch
    2010
  • Editorial Decisions
    Cutthroat
    2009
  • Waiting Out the Day
    Inkwell
    2009
  • Marty and Mary
    Yemassee
    2007
  • Bread
    Berkeley Fiction Review
    2006
  • Hero
    Karamu
    2006
  • The Right Gift
    Bellevue Literary Review
    2005
  • Chinatown Haircut
    Eclipse
    2004
  • Unsteady
    Redivider
    2004

Awards & Distinctions

  • Sundog Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Longleaf Writers Conference, 2018
  • Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, 2017
  • Tennesee Williams Scholarship
    Category: Research
    Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2017
  • Finalist
    Category: Research
    Glimmer Train Fiction Open, 2016
  • Faulty Predictions was selected by librarians and booksellers for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year (Gold) in Short Stories.
    https://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/winners/2014/short-stories/


    Category: Research
    ForeWord Magazine, 2015
  • Pushcart Prize nomination
    Category: Research
    Bellingham Review, 2015
  • Pushcart Prize nomination
    Category: Research
    Hayden's Ferry Review, 2015
  • Semifinalist, Fiction contest
    Category: Research
    Carve Magazine, 2015
  • Teaching Fellow
    Category: Teaching
    Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2015
  •  Awarded a two-week fellowship at the MacDowell Colony for December 2014 to work on a second collection of short fiction.
    Category: Research
    The MacDowell Colony, 2014
  •  Awarded research funding to work on three pieces of creative nonfiction during the summer of 2014. 
    Category: Research
    Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development, Siena College, 2014
  • Received a grant for the development of a new course, Advanced Fiction: Research, to teach in the fall of 2014. 
    Category: Teaching
    Library, Siena College, 2014
  • My manuscript of short stories was selected from over 400 entries for the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. My story collection, Faulty Predictions, will be published by the University of Georgia Press in the fall of 2014 as a result of winning this award.
    Category: Research
    University of Georgia Press, 2013
  • My short story "A Disturbance at the Pool" was a finalist for the Mary C. Mohr Editors Award.
    Category: Research
    Southern Indiana Review, 2013
  • My short story "Faulty Preditions" was a finalist for the Iowa Review Award in Short Fiction
    Category: Research
    The Iowa Review, 2013
  • Received a fellowship to the 2013 Kenyon Review summer Writers Conference at Kenyon College. The fellowship included full tuition and room and board to the conference, and I served as a teaching fellow for a fiction writing class.
    Category: Other
    The Kenyon Review Writers Conference, 2013
  •  My short story "Weight," published in issue 6.1 of Silk Road was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
    Category: Research
    Pushcart Prize, 2011
  • Awarded $1,000 to attend weeklong Kenyon Review Writers Workshop at Kenyon College.
    Category: Other
    The College of Wooster, 2010
  • Selected to participate in a weeklong seminar about implementing technology into my classes. $1,500 stipend.
    Category: Teaching
    The College of Wooster, 2010
  •  My short story "Caught" was a finalist for Many Mountains Moving's Flash Fiction Contest. 
    Category: Research
    Many Mountains Moving, 2009
  •  My short story "Weight" was a finalist for Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers.
    Category: Research
    Glimmer Train, 2009
  • My short story "Appraisals" was a finalist for Third Coast's Fiction Contest. 
    Category: Research
    Third Coast, 2009
  • My story "Back Seat" was the first runner-up in Many Mountains Moving's Flash Fiction contest and was published in the summer 2010 issue. 
    Category: Research
    Many Mountains Moving, 2009
  • Received full funding ($900) to attend weeklong Imagination Writing Conference at Cleveland State University. 
    Category: Other
    The College of Wooster, 2009
  •  Short story "The Most Beautiful Thing" won the 2004 Pittsburgh City Paper Fiction Contest. 
    Category: Research
    Pittsburgh City Paper, 2004
  •  Awarded the "Excellent Teacher" Award as the result of my student evaluations. 
    Category: Teaching
    Temple University, 2002
  •  Given the "Rookie of the Year" teaching award as the result of positive teaching evaluations.
    Category: Teaching
    Temple University, 2002

Books & Book Chapters

  • Faulty Predictions

    2014

Presentations

  • Finding the 'Why?': Character Motivation in Fiction
    2017
    Carlow University MFA in Creative Writing Winter Residency, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Character Interiority
    2015
    Wesleyan Writers Conference, Middletown, Connecticut
  • First Fiction
    2015
    Printers Row Literary Festival, Chicago, Illinois