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Scott Loring Sanders

Lecturer, Humanities

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As a lecturer at Lesley University since 2015, Scott brings a strong creative writing background to his students in both fiction and creative nonfiction.  He teaches Intro to Creative Writing, Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction, Art and Craft of Short Fiction, and Advanced Short Fiction.  His specialties include Mystery Writing and Writing the Personal Essay.  As a teacher, he brings his own personal writing experiences into the classroom, sharing what he’s learned over the years to aid in the advancement of his own students’ writing.  More than anything, his main goal is for students to enjoy the process and have some fun while learning the difficult task of writing creatively.

Scott has been the Writer in Residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, twice a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a fellow at the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY.  He holds an MFA from Hollins University and a BA from Virginia Tech.

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Selected Publications


Surviving Jersey: Danger & Insanity in the Garden State (Outpost 19, 2017) essay collection

Shooting Creek and Other Stories (Down & Out Books, 2017) short story collection

Gray Baby (Houghton Mifflin, 2009) novel

The Hanging Woods (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) novel


Short Story “Waiting on Joe” selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (Mariner Books)

Essay “My Father” selected as Notable for Best American Essays 2015 (Mariner Books)

Short Story “Pleasant Grove” selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (Mariner Books)

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