De'Shawn Charles Winslow

De'Shawn Charles Winslow | Visiting Faculty


De’Shawn Charles Winslow was born and raised in Elizabeth City, N.C. He holds an MFA and BFA in creative writing, and an MA in English literature. De'Shawn's first novel, In West Mills, received a 2020 American Book Award and the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. His second novel will be published in early 2023.

Thoughts on Workshop: People write for a variety of reasons and to various audiences. I believe one successful workshop method is to prioritize the writer's goals for a specific project (assuming the text isn't harmful to others, of course). For that to happen, I feel it's best if the writer's goals and concerns are communicated to the group and for readers to prioritize that information when offering feedback. Remembering that every writer is different makes for a healthy workshop experience.

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