Lecturer, Creative Writing
Ben Wilkins received his BA in history from the University of Virginia, and his MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. While a student at George Mason, he taught composition, literature, and creative writing, and has taught creative writing for elementary age children through a program called Take My Word For It! Though he has a wide range of interests, he is a teacher more than a scholar at heart, and loves nothing quite so much as a lively discussion.
Ben writes literary essays, fiction, comics, and boldly attempts (but mostly fails) to write poetry. He is currently working on a graphic novel, a fantasy novel for young adults, and an ongoing webcomic – OrangeHatComics.com. His work has been featured in the literary journal Phoebe and will be forthcoming in the magazine Palooka. In the Fall of 2012, he participated in a panel on non-traditional publishing at the Fall for the Book literary festival.