Neil Connelly

Associate Professor of English

Horton 303 (717) 477-1551

Bio in a Nutshell: Upon graduating from Penn State with a degree in Advertising, I got fired from my first job after six weeks. I cut lawns, worked in a comic book shop, at a mall bookstore, and finally with a typesetter. Later I talked my way into a creative writing graduate school, where I learned a great deal, mostly what I didn't understand about writing. I also found I really enjoyed teaching, which I've done now for about twenty years. Just before making a new home at Ship, I directed the MFA program at McNeese State University.


The Pocket Guide to Divorce: A Self-Help Work of Fiction (Gorsky Press, 2014)

The Midlife Crisis of Commander Invincible!(LSU Press, Fall 2013)

The Miracle Stealer(Arthur A. Levine, 2010)

Buddy Cooper Finds a Way (Simon and Schuster, 2004)

St. Michael's Scales(Arthur A. Levine, 2002)


Current Happenings 

February 18, 2016:  Dr. Santalucia will be reading poetry from her dynamic debut Because I Did Not Die at the Grove Spiritual Center, 6:30 p.m.   

All events are free and open to the public!