Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Curriculum Vitae

christine diane__ . . .

. . . __allen-yazzie

Skills Overview

Small-business owner since 1996 (Sandstone Editing); project management
-          Essay and creative-writing instructor nine semesters at University of Utah
-          Technical and professional writing across broad spectrum of industries
-          Instructional designer for adult and teen learners in a variety of subjects
-          Editing, proofreading, and document design for book publishing and other contracts
-          Graphic design in Photoshop and In-Design (intermediate level)
-          Published, award-winning novelist, short-story writer, and poet
-          Contract-based employee hiring, training, and shadowing
-          Marketing and client–production team (or contractor–subcontractor) liason


University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah
Ph.D. candidate in creative writing (fiction) with teaching fellowship, Cosgriff-Dahl Scholarship, and American West Center Floyd O’Neil scholarship, 2008–
-   University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah
MFA in creative writing (fiction), 2003
-   University of Idaho – Moscow, Idaho
B.A. in English, (pre-professional and geography emphases), 1993, on Earl and Ida David Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta, Dean's List 3.5 years)

Publications: Fiction

-          The Arc and the Sediment, a novel; USU Press, April 2007.   http://www.usu.edu/usupress/books/index.cfm?isbn=6547
-          “Back Flat, No Pillow,” Dos Passos Review; January 2007.
-          “Chikan,” Slow Trains, December 2004.
-          Thesis: There’s Death in the Balloon; MFA in creative writing.
-           “Tourist and Resident,” BigCityLit, October 2003.
-          "Betty's Desk," Writer Online; 2001.
-          “Undocumented,” Whiskey Island Magazine; Cleveland State University, Fall 1998.
-          “Bigfoot Has Two Wives,” Black River Review; Stone Roller Press, 1997.
-          “Getting Small,” Pif Magazine; Dimax, vol. 9, October 1997.
-          “A Love Story in Three Scenes,” Eclectica Magazine; Polarnet, July 1997.
-          “Dysplasia: Displacement, Display,” What There Is: The Crossroads Anthology, ed. Hirschi, Heather L., et. al.; Crossroads Urban Center, 1996.

Publications: Poetry
-     “She Came One Afternoon and Left the Same Day,” Main Channel Voices, 2005
-     “Near Silence,” 3rd Muse, 2001.
-     "Nothing Comes," EVO, 2000.
-     “Girl on a Road Somewhere in Idaho,” Slow Trains, December 2004.
-      “Interrogation and Other Acts of Patriotism,” Slow Trains, December 2004.
-     “Looking Back,” New Voices in Poetry and Prose, 1st Place Prize for Poetry, 1996.

Writing Honors and Awards

Utah Book Award (2008)
-     Independent Publisher silver award for regional fiction (2008)
-     St. Lawrence Book Award finalist for short-fiction collection (2008)
-     Utah Arts Council $5000 Publication Prize (retroactively awarded for 2001)
-     First-place novel prize from Utah Arts Council (2001)
-     Finalist for James Jones First Novel Competition
-     Runner-up in the Drue Heinz fiction contest for collection of short stories
-     Artist’s grant for short fiction collection from Utah Arts Council (2000)
-     Honorable mention from Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition (2004)
-     Finalist in the Gulf Coast fiction contest (2004)
-     First-place fiction award from Crossroads Urban Center for What There Is anthology
-     Second-place poetry prize from Utah Arts Council (1999)
-     Second-place Utah Writers Original Writing Competition, poetry (2000)
-     Full-tuition grant/fellowship from Utah Arts Council for Writers @ Work (2004)
-     Finalist for Writers@Work poetry competition (2005)
-     First-place poetry prize from Foster City Arts Council

Academic Honors and Awards

Five-year teaching fellowship with tuition, stipend, and additional Cosgriff-Dahl Scholarship as University of Utah Ph.D. candidate in creative writing
-     Floyd O’Neil scholarship for American West Center in the University of Utah Humanities Department; authored “Red/White/Red: Characterization and Appropriation
in Creative Works” for presentation
-     Phi Beta Kappa literary honors society, Sigma Tau Delta English honors society
-     Honors Program of University of Idaho and University of Utah
-     Dean’s List (3.5 years)
-     David and Ida Earl Scholarship (3.5 years)

Readings by Invitation

-     Utah Humanities Book Festival (panel presentation), Salt Lake City Library, 2007
-     BYU, Provo, 2007
-     Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, 2007
-     City Art at the Salt Lake City Library, 2007
-     College of Southern Utah, Price, 2007
-     Art Barn, Salt Lake City, 2002
-     Golden Braid Bookstore, Salt Lake City, 1997
-     Women’s Place Bookstore, Salt Lake City, 1996

Interviews and Reviews

-     Spring 2007 review of Arc and the Sediment in Western American Literature
-     Fall/winter 2007 review of Arc and the Sediment in Colorado Review
-     May 31 interview by Utah Public Radio: http://www.upr.org/access.html
June interview with by Slow Trains: http://www.slowtrains.com/vol7issue1/tenyazzie.html
-     July/August review by Kajsa Wiberg: http://www.eclectica.org/v11n3/wiberg.html
-     June 2 review by Kathleen Maher, appearing on NewCritics.com and MetaxuCafe.com: http://metaxucafe.com/cafe/article/the_arc_and_the_sediment_by_christine_allen_yazzie/

Employers Overview

-     University of Utah: Seven sections of creative writing, fiction, and intermediate writing; Salt Lake City, Utah (2008-)
-     Alliance for the Varied Arts: Creative Writing in Logan, Utah (2008).
-     Sandstone Editing: Proprietor/Writer/Editor; Salt Lake City, Utah (1996-2010)
-     CitySearch, Utah, Tri-State Area, and Los Angeles: Books & Readings Editor, Writer, Lead Copy-Editor; Salt Lake City, Utah (1996-1998)
-     Northwest Publishing, Inc., fiction, nonfiction, and poetry book editor (1994-1996)
-     Freelance ESL teacher, Tokyo (1993)