Joanna Leake



Joanna Leake has taught at the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans from its founding. She served as program director from 1993-2001 and again from 2003-2009. Her stories have appeared in Apalachee Review, Louisville Review, The Panhandler, and elsewhere. Her novel, A Few Days in Weasel Creek, was made into a CBS television movie starring Mare Winningham.





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Monday Nights: Stories from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans (editor)

For the last twenty-five years, the fiction writers in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans have met on Monday nights to share and discuss their work, to study and enhance the craft of their calling. Not all the stories contained in this volume were produced for, and displayed in, Monday-night workshop, but all the writers included here devoted three years of Monday nights to sharpening their literary talents. This book celebrates the writers they have become. 


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