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John Temple (MFA 2002)
Associate Professor and Journalism Program Chair, P.I. Reed School of Journalism, West Virginia University
I spent hours in fiction workshops, soaking up Chuck Kinder’s narrative eruptions and Buddy Nordan’s elegant constructs. I deconstructed three-act structure and plot points with Carl Kurlander. I genuflected before the masters of nonfiction reportage with Bruce Dobler and Patsy Sims. But mainly I wrote.