Neil Connelly

Assistant Professor of English

                                                   photo by Erin Collins 

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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 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)


"The Dad in Question"                                                                    

"Dear Literary Agent"                              

Current Happenings 

9/17/15:  Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

10/15/15:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. 
All events are free and open to all! 

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