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David Philip Mullins, MFA


D Mullins


College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School
CRHL - Creighton Hall/Administration Building - 130 C

David Philip Mullins, MFA


David Philip Mullins is the author of Greetings from Below, a story collection, which won both the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and the International Walter Scott Prize for Short Stories, and The Brightest Place in the World, a novel, which won the Nebraska Book Award.  He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his work has appeared in The Yale ReviewThe Massachusetts ReviewNew England ReviewCimarron ReviewEcotoneThird CoastFictionFolioPost RoadGulf Coast, and the anthology Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest.  He has received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dorothy and Granville Hicks Residency in Literature from Yaddo, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, the Stanley Elkin Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, an Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Interests

  • Creative Writing






  • Literary Pub Quiz (reading), Pageturners Lounge, Omaha, NE 2016
  • Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture (lecture on the characteristics of a creative-writing workshop), Omaha, NE 2015
  • Wednesday Words: The Braided River Series (reading), Nebraska Arts Council/The Backwaters Press, Kaneko-UNO Library, Omaha, NE 2013
  • Greengo Coffee & Deli (reading), with Brion Poloncic, Todd Robinson, Sarah Wehbe, and Killer Blow, Omaha, NE 2013
  • Poetry at the Moon (reading), Crescent Moon Coffee, Lincoln, NE 2012
  • Words Less Spoken (reading) 2012
  • Visiting Writers Series (reading), Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE 2012
  • Nebraska Book Festival (reading), Lincoln, NE 2012
  • Arthaus (lecture on the lifestyle and work habits of a writer), Omaha, NE 2012
  • Missouri Valley Reading Series (reading), University of Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha, NE 2011
  • Vegas Valley Book Festival (lecture on writing memorable characters in fiction), Las Vegas, NV 2011
  • Iowa City Book Festival (reading), Iowa City, IA 2011
  • Magers & Quinn Booksellers (reading), with John Jodzio and Dessa, Minneapolis, MN 2011
  • Barnes & Noble (reading), Henderson, NV 2011
  • Creighton University Writers (reading), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with Brent Spencer and Mary Helen Stefaniak, Lincoln, NE 2011
  • Writers and the Process Series (reading), Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA 2011
  • KGB Bar (reading), with Urban Waite, New York, NY 2011
  • Prairie Lights Books (reading), Iowa City, IA 2011
  • Millsaps College (reading), Jackson, MS 2011
  • Lindsay J. Cropper Writers Series (reading), University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 2011
  • Vermin on the Mount (reading), Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual Arts, San Diego, CA 2011
  • Creighton Reading Series (reading) 2011
  • The Bookworm (reading), Omaha, NE 2011
  • Writing Center Reading Series (reading), Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE 2011
  • The Writes of Spring (reading) 2010
  • The Writes of Spring (reading) 2009
  • Writing Center Reading Series (reading), Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE 2009
  • Sewanee Writers Conference (reading), Sewanee, TN 2008
  • An Evening of Prose and Poetry (reading), University of Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha, NE 2008
  • Crescent Moon Reading Series (reading), Crescent Moon Coffee, Lincoln, NE 2006
  • Midwest Best Reading Series (reading and lecture on fact as a basis for fiction), The Reading Grounds, Omaha, NE 2006
  • Get on the Mic (reading), Iowa Writers Workshop, Iowa City, IA 2004
  • Talk Art (reading), Iowa Writers Workshop, Iowa City, IA 2004