Randy is the founding producer of Story Week Festival of Writers. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in TriQuarterly, Mendocino Review, and elsewhere. A chapter from his novel-in-progress, All the World Before Them, appearing in the Summer 2009 issue of f Magazine, was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Selections from his roundtable discussion with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Bharati Mukherjee, April Sinclair, Don De Grazia, and Geling Yan, "Censorship and the Writer's Voice," appeared in f5. He is the co-writer and co-producer of the Story Workshop® creative writing videotapes, The Living Voice Moves and Story From First Impulse to Final Draft, and had presented at AWP and many other national conferences on writing and the teaching of writing. A Certified Story Workshop Master Teacher, he is a former recipient of the Columbia College Chicago Teaching Excellence Award.