WHO NMSA Guest Teacher Frankie Thomas and NMSA students
WHAT Frankie and NMSA creative writing students read new original work!
WHEN September 27, 2019 6:00pm
WHERE Acequia Madre House 614 Acequia Madre
about the fellowship
The McIntyre Foundation sponsors a recent Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate in guest teaching in the Creative Writing and Literature program at the New Mexico School for the Arts. In its inaugural year, the NMSA Creative Writing and Literature program works with students from all walks of life with diverse abilities and backgrounds to prepare those students for college-level writing or entry-level employment in writing. WISC is proud to partner in hosting Frankie Thomas.
Frankie Thomas is a writer born and raised in New York City. She holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. As a fiction author, essayist, and literary critic, she writes about LGBT identity, children’s literature, 1990s pop culture, and queer aesthetics.
Her novella “The Showrunner,” published in AtLength magazine, received special mention in the 2013 Pushcart Prize Anthology and won a Best of the Net Award. Her other fiction includes “Equinox,” which was serialized in The Toast; “The Peace Garden,” published in Vol. 1 Brooklyn; “The Naked Party,” published in H.O.W. Journal; and “Assumption,” which appeared in the final issue of the LGBT literary journal BLOOM.
She is a frequent online contributor to the Paris Review, where her monthly “YA of Yore” column reevaluates children’s literature of the 1990s from a queer perspective. In April 2018 she appeared on PBS NewsHour in a segment called “Why Learning Latin Stays With You Forever,” an adaptation of her Paris Reviewessay “‘Human Life Is Punishment,’ and Other Pleasures of StudyingLatin.” Her academic paper “Unspeakable ‘Circe’: Sexual Perversion and the Lacanian Detour in Ulysses” was published in the Summer 2017 issue of James Joyce Quarterly.
She is currently a grateful recipient of the McIntyre Fellowship and hard at work on her first novel.