Cris Mazza, MA; MFA
Professor and Director of Program for Writers
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Cris Mazza’s work as a novelist and memorist considers psychological and emotional complexities, but with the contributing complication of place: How regions or localities with particular characteristics of landscape and culture impact human experiences (sexuality, family, gender).
Most recently Cris Mazza is the author of Charlatan: New and Selected Stories. Her two previous books are Something Wrong With Her, a hybrid memoir (2014), a companion book to her last novel Various Men Who Knew Us As Girls (2011). Mazza has authored over a dozen other books, mostly novels and collections of short fiction, plus an earlier memoir. Currently she is completing a novel titled Yet to Come concerning male victims of domestic abuse, asexuality, and methods of building a “life story.”