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Doug Whippo
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Doug Whippo

Doug Whippo


Part-Time Faculty
- Fiction

Email: dwhippo@colum.edu

Doug Whippo grew up in Chicago and completed his undergraduate work at Marquette University before pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Columbia College. He was a recipient of the John Schultz and Betty Shiflett Story Workshop Scholarship. Excerpts from his novel, Jelly's Last Dance, appeared in Hair Trigger 2223, and 28F Magazine, and Cellstories. After his story "Marla" appeared in Hair Trigger, it was purchased and made into a short, independent film. A play, titled "Tree Studios," was chosen to be performed in Theater Seven's staged reading of the Chicago Project. His work has been featured on National Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight, and most recently at Lifeline Theater's Filet of Solo storytelling festival, as well as New York's Bohemian Archeology Reading Series. He has been a featured performer at Serendipity Theater's 2nd Story and elsewhere. Whippo is an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago and teaches classes in creative writing, reading development, and English-as-a-Second Language at various schools throughout the city.