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Fred Leebron

Fred Leebron

Program Director, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing


Fred Leebron is a graduate of Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop; he was a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. 

He is author of the novels Out West, Six Figures, and In the Middle of All This; co-editor of Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology; and co-author of Creating Fiction: A Writer's Companion. The Canadian production of Six Figures premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2005, and the film rights for his short story "Life in Wartime" have been optioned several times. 

He has published stories in magazines and anthologies such as Tin House, DoubleTake, Grand Street, Ploughshares, North American Review, Triquarterly, and Flash Fiction 

His personal essays appear frequently in publications such as More Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and Redbook and have been anthologized in anthologies such as The Eleventh Draft (HarperCollins), Money Changes Everything (Doubleday), and The Bastard on the Couch (HarperCollins). 

Awards for his writing include an O. Henry Award, a Puschart Prize, a James Michener Award, a Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Fellowship, and two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  

He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Iowa, and Stanford University. He currently teaches Creative Writing at Gettysburg College and serves as Director for the Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop. 

Leebron is the Program Director of, and teaches fiction in, our low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program.

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