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Bascom published in multiple literary journals

Waldorf College
Tim Bascom, the new director of Creative Writing, had an essay titled “Bicentennial Pie” selected for a collection published in November, 2013 by the University of Nebraska Press--Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food--which led to readings at bookstores in Des Moines and Iowa City.  His poem “Illumination” appeared in the winter issue of Ilanot Journal, and his essay “My Mystical Body” will be included in the April issue of Briar Cliff Review. He has spearheaded a new regional high school writing contest, making five visits to area high schools. Winners of the contest will receive cash prizes plus Waldorf scholarships, having their work published in the Waldorf literary journal: Crusader. Tim also organized readings by this year’s Distinguished Visiting Writers: fiction writer Tricia Currans-Sheehan and poet Paul Dickey.

Past achievements:

“Spirits in Paint: Ethiopian Icons from Ancient Times to Today,” featured in the April 2013 edition of Selamta: The In-Flight Magazine of Ethiopian Airlines, pages 23-33.

“Picturing the Personal Essay: A Visual Guide,” featured in the Summer 2013 edition of Creative Nonfiction, pages 6-10.

“Bicentennial Pie,” featured in Fried Walleye & Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food edited by Peggy Wolff.

A short story will appear in an anthology next spring, as well. “Final Fantasy” will be included in the book Law and Disorder, published by Main Street Rag in Charlotte, N.C.

Bascom has authored three books, and his work has appeared in several literary journals, including North American ReviewNatural BridgeSpoon River Poetry Review, and Slant. His first memoir Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia is available for purchase online, and he is currently working on his second, titled Running to the Fire.