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TJ Beitelman

TJ Beitelman directs ASFA's Creative Writing program. He has taught writing and literature at ASFA since 2002. He holds a Master's degree in English from Virginia Tech, where he completed his Master's project in film criticism, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama, where he taught composition, literature, and creative writing, and also served as editor-in-chief of Black Warrior Review. A recipient of fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, he currently serves on the board of the Alabama Writers' Forum and as President of the Alabama Writers' Cooperative
Courses Taught at ASFA
  • Fiction Workshop
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • Writing for Film
  • Lyrical Forms: Words + Sounds + Images
  • Lyrical Forms: Prosody
  • Forms of Fiction: The Art & Science of Storytelling
  • Forms of Nonfiction: Breaking Narrative Boundaries
  • Creative Writing Senior Thesis
  • Creative Writing Senior Practicum
  • Contemporary Poetry Survey
  • Contemporary Fiction Survey
  • Contemporary Nonfiction Survey
  • Special Topics: 21st Century Challenges
  • Special Topics: Writing America
  • Special Topics: Writing in the Digital Age
  • Special Topics: The Mythic in a Mundane World
  • World Literature