MELANIE RAE THON

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

MELANIE RAE THON portrait
  • Professor, English

Presentations

Presentations

  • Idaho State University. Pocatello, Idaho. Five-day Writer's Residency, including Public Reading, Lecture, class visits, and Guest Workshop. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 11/2016.
  • Willamette University. Salem, Oregon. Three-day Writer's Residency, including Public Reading, class visits, and Guest Workshop. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 11/2016.
  • City Arts Reading with Lance Olsen. Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Accepted, 10/2016.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference. Panel Presentation (refereed): Pedagogical Strategies in the Fiction Writing Workshop. Washington, D.C . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 08/2016.
  • Fiction Reading, The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Accepted, 06/29/2015.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop: Get Lit! Literary Festival, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, Washington. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/25/2015.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Weird Science: Strategies to Encourage Innovative Writing in the Workshop. Co-presenters: Andrew Altschul, Lucy Corin, Eric Puchner, and Deb Olin Unferth. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2015.
  • FC2 Flash Fiction Reading, Instinct Art Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presentation, Presented, 04/09/2015.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop. University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/26/2015.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/19/2015.
  • Fiction Reading, Instinct Art Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presentation, Accepted, 12/02/2014.
  • Fiction Reading, Guest Writers Series, Sam Weller's Bookstore, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 12/2014.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Lecture, Lake Effect Writers Conference for High School Students and their Teachers: Copper Hills High School, South Jordan, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/08/2014.
  • Keynote Speaker. High Plains BookFest, Billings, Montana. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop Instructor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Misher Visiting Professor of the Humanities, Keynote Speaker and Guest Lecturer in three classes. Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2014.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, April 8 – 11, 2015: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Panel Presentation (refereed): Weird Science: Strategies to Encourage Innovative Writing in the Workshop. Co-presenters: Andrew Altschul, Lucy Corin, Eric Puchner, and Deb Olin Unferth. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 08/2014.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop. High Point University, High Point, North Carolina. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Science & Literature Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah: Panel Presentation: Bad Decisions. Co-presenters: Craig Dworkin, Chrisoula Andreou, Matt Haber, Scott Hammond. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Fiction Reading, The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 03/2014.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, February 26 – March 1, 2014: Seattle, Washington: Panel Presentation (refereed): Writing about Children for Adults. Co-presenters: Suzanne Berne, Kent Meyers, Ann Pancake. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2014.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, February 26 – March 1, 2014: Seattle, Washington: Panel Presentation (refereed): The Literary Legacy of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. Co-presenters: Matthew Batt, Ryan Boudinot, Jason Skipper . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2014.
  • LTD Art Gallery, Fiction Reading, AWP Conference, Seattle, Washington. Presentation, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop. Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop. University of San Francisco. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop. Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/02/2013.
  • FC2 Flash Fiction Reading, AWP Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. Presentation, Presented, 03/09/2013.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, 8 March 2013, Boston, Massachusetts: Panel Presentation (refereed): The Literary Legacy of Andre Dubus. Co-presenters: Matthew Batt, Bruce Machart, Andre Dubus III, Nancy Zafris. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/08/2013.
  • Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/31/2013.
  • Fiction Reading. City Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 12/2012.
  • Utah Humanities Council Book Festival: Fiction Reading, Salt Lake City Library: October 20 (in recognition of the Utah Book Award for Adult Fiction). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Conference: Invited Talk in recognition of the Reading the West Book Award, Adult Fiction Winner: The Voice of the River, a novel. Awarded in 2012 for books published in 2011: Denver, Colorado. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2012.
  • San Francisco State University, Invited Speaker and Guest Workshop Instructor. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.
  • The Writer's Voice, Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop, Montana State University, Billings, Montana, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presentation, Presented, 04/05/2012.
  • Montana State Women's Prison, Fiction Reading and Guest Workshop, Billings, Montana, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presentation, Presented, 04/04/2012.
  • The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota: Invited Speaker for The Sacred Journey Festival of the Arts. In addition to the reading, I presented four guest lectures in undergraduate fiction workshops. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2012.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, Chicago, Illinois: Panel Presentation (refereed): The Long and Short of It: Navigating the Transitions Between Writing Novels and Short Stories. Presentation, Presented, 03/01/2012.
  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, FC2 Flash Reading, Chicago, Illinois. Presentation, Presented, 03/01/2012.
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas: Invited Speaker and Guest Workshop Instructor. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2012.
  • Brigham Young University, Invited Speaker and Guest Workshop Instructor. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/27/2012.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, November 30 – December 3: Invited Speaker and Visiting Writer. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2011.
  • Utah Humanities Council Book Festival: Salt Lake City Library. The Heart Breaks and Breaks Open: Seven Reasons to Tell a Story in 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/22/2011.
  • Litquake Literary Festival, San Francisco, California: Stories on Stage. Presentation, Presented, 10/13/2011.
  • San José State University, San José, California: Invited Speaker and Guest Workshop Instructor. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/11/2011.
  • "When Less Is More: The Short Story." Montana Festival of the Book, Missoula (in association with the Western Literature Conference): October 8, 2011. Co-presenters: Shann Ray, Alan Heathcock, Glen Chamberlain. Moderator: David Abrams. Presentation, Presented, 10/08/2011.
  • "Silent Snow, Singing Sparrow," Fiction Reading: Montana Festival of the Book, Missoula (in association with the Western Literature Conference). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/07/2011.
  • University of Notre Dame, Invited Speaker and Guest Workshop Instructor. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/21/2011.
  • Printers Row Book Fair and Festival, Chicago, Illinois: June 4 – 5. "In the Heart of the Heart of the Story": Panel. Presentation, Presented, 06/2011.
  • Printers Row Book Fair and Festival, Chicago, Illinois: June 4 – 5. "Xmas, Jamaica Plain": Fiction Reading. Presentation, Presented, 06/2011.
  • Seattle Pacific University, Seattle (Whidbey Island), Washington: Invited Speaker and Guest Workshop Instructor, March 24 – 26. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.