Hometown: Brooklyn, NY/ New Rochelle/NY
BA: Naropa University
Alexander Weinstein is the founder and director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (mvicw.com). Founded in 2010, the institute offers summer seminars which provide writers with time to devote to their craft and a writing community on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Alexander's fiction and translations have appeared in Conduit, Cream City Review, Notre-Dame Review, Pleiades, PRISM International, Rio Grande Review, Salamander, Sou’Wester, Southern Indiana Review, World Literature Today, and other journals. His fiction was awarded the Lamar York Prize from Chattahoochee Review, The Gail Crump Prize from Pleiades, has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and appears in the anthology 2013 New Stories from the Midwest. He is a professor of Creative Writing at Siena Heights University and a lecturer at the University of Michigan. A graduate of Indiana University’s MFA program and Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, he has been working as a creative writing teacher and freelance editor for the past twelve years and leads fiction workshops in the United States and Europe. He lives in Ann Arbor with his son, Peter.