Manhattanville appoints Soderlind as director of creative writing program

By Aleesia Forni

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Manhattanvillle College appointed Lori Soderlind, an award-winning writer, journalist and professor, as director of its Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing program.

Soderlind has taught courses in journalism, fiction, nonfiction and memoir writing at Columbia University, State University of New York Albany and Norwalk Community College, where she also served as chair of the Humanities Department. She has also written literary reviews for the New York Times Book Review and has contributed articles to The Boston Globe and numerous national magazines. She holds an Masters of Fine Arts degree in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism from Lehigh University.

Soderlind, who started her position in July, succeeds Professor Mark Nowak as director of program. Nowak will return to his full-time faculty position in the English department.

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Aleesia Forni
Aleesia Forni covers transportation, tourism, nonprofits and residential real estate for the Westchester County Business Journal. She previously worked as a financial reporter for the online newsletter Prospect News. She started with the Westchester County Business Journal in April 2016.

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