Old Dominion University
October 6-9, 1998
is the author of Departures, a novel, Loving Rachel, a memoir, and Seven Minutes in Heaven, a young-adult novel based on a screenplay she co-wrote for a Warner Brothers movie of the same name. Her essays and short fiction have been published in such places as The New York Times Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Glamour, Poets & Writers and Prairie Schooner. Recent projects include a screenplay based on the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer for director Jonathan Kaplan, and an adaptation of the Kaye Gibbons novel A Cure for Dreams for Firebird Films. Honors include a National Endowment Fellowship in Creative Writing, a Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Media Arts, and two New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. She has just completed a book called Twilight Time – A Murder and its Aftermath, which is about her sister's murder in 1996 and its repercussions for her family.
Jane received her master of fine arts from Columbia University and is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. [extracted from 1998 brochure]
21st Annual Literary