Mark Spencer

Dean, School of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing, MFA program, University of Arkansas at Monticello and Writer's Digest MFA, Creative Writing

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Mark Spencer is the author of the best-selling nonfiction novel A HAUNTED LOVE STORY: THE GHOSTS OF THE ALLEN HOUSE and the novels LOVE AND RERUNS IN ADAMS COUNTY, THE WEARY MOTEL, THE MASKED DEMON, GHOST WALKING, and AN UNTIMELY FROST, as well as the short-story collections TRESPASSERS and WEDLOCK. His work has received the Faulkner Society Award for the Novel, the Omaha Prize for the Novel, the Bradshaw Book Award, the St. Andrews Press Short Fiction Award, and four Special Mentions in PUSHCART PRIZE: BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES. He is Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Professor of Creative Writing in the UAM MFA program. He also has worked for Writer's Digest for 30 years. His book A HAUNTED LOVE STORY is the basis for episodes of 5 TV shows: A HAUNTING, MY GHOST STORY, PARANORMAL WITNESS, GHOST HUNTERS, and GHOST BROTHERS. He has also served as a book coach for many published novelists. His website is

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The Art of Close Reading (Reading Like a Writer) and the Importance of Small Details

23 October 2020, 07:00 PM
Mark Spencer