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Deb R. Lewis
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Deb R. Lewis

Deb R. Lewis


Part-Time Faculty
- Fiction

Email: dlewis@colum.edu

Deb R. Lewis has published work in Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck: A 2nd Story Anthology (Elephant Rock Books), Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast (U of Wisconsin Press), the IsGreaterThan Digital Omnibus 2010 (IsGreaterThan.net), and The Woman-Centered Economy (Third Side Press). Her honors include the Windy City Times Pride Literary Supplement Prose Prize, Top Three Finalist in the Project: Queer Lit novel competition, and a Pushcart nomination. Her work appears in many journals, including: Cellstories.net, Gertrude, Criminal Class Review, F Magazine, Susurrus, Zahir, Café Irreal, Outsider Ink, Velvet Mafia, The2ndHand, Blithe House Quarterly, Mobius, Dyversity, International Drummer, Bad Attitude, and SandMutopian Guardian. She has served as a contributing editor for F Magazine and a proofreader for Project Gutenberg. She is a teaching artist in the Goodman Theatre's GeNarrations storytelling program. As a 2nd Story company member, she tells stories and, as a curator and director, helps others tell theirs. She has performed stories at Wordstock, Pilcrow Lit Fest, Story Week Festival of Writers, Literary Gangs of Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Strawdog Late Night, Lifeline Theatre's Fillet of Solo Festival, Goodman Theatre's Women in Theatre Festival, Sappho's Salon, Homo Solo, Theatre Seven, Homolatte, and been a two-time feature on the Printer's Row Lit After Dark stage. She earned her BA, Phi Beta Kappa, at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and her MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. She is an adjunct instructor, P-Fac Union Steward, and a member of the Foundations Curriculum Committee in Columbia College Chicago's Department of Creative Writing, where she has previously served a year as artist-in-residence and currently specializes in teaching fiction writing classes and Dialects and Fiction Writing. DebRLewis.com