Angie Pelekidis

Angie Pelekidis

Lecturer, Department of Writing
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Fiction, Contemporary American Literature, Humor/Satire, Multicultural Lit, Creative Nonfiction
Phone:
E-mail:apelekidis@ithaca.edu
Office:428 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Angie Pelekidis was born in Brooklyn but spent most of her life moving to various places thanks to her nomadic Greek parents. She worked as a public relations executive in NYC for nine years and was the Director of Public Affairs for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Manager of Communications and Marketing for the New York Aquarium. She earned her MA and Ph.D in English with a creative writing emphasis from Binghamton University. Her dissertation, a collection of short stories titled Patrimonium, won the Distinguished Dissertation Award in Creative Writing. In 2010, Ann Beattie selected a story of hers as the first-prize winner of the New Ohio Review’s fiction contest. Her work has appeared in The Michigan Quarterly Review, North Dakota Quarterly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Confrontation, and The Masters Review, among others, and most recently in The Hopkins Review. She’s currently the Assistant Director of the Writing Initiative and a lecturer of writing at BU as well as a lecturer of writing at Ithaca College.

Degrees

  • Ph.D  English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, Binghamton University: 2012
  • M.A. English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, Binghamton University: 2008
  • B.A. Mass Communications, Auburn University – 1994

Publications

Fiction

  • The Hopkins Review. “All Those Invisible.” Summer 2018.
  • The Other Stories Podcast. Interview/reading of “Midlife Crisis.” Winter 2018.
  • Fiction Southeast. “Broken Beneath.” August 2017.
  • Confrontation. “The Things We Love.” Winter 2016.
  • Literary Orphans. “Our Lady of Sorrows.” November 2016.
  • North Dakota Quarterly. “Painkillers.” Spring 2016.
  • Michigan Quarterly Review. “Entrepreneur.” Spring 2015.
  • The Masters Review New Voices. “Midlife Crisis.” September 2014.
  • Bluestem. “Greenhouse.” September 2014.
  • Eleven Eleven. “Dating Tips: Five Bad Habits that Could Wreck Your Relationship and How to Steer Clear of Them!” September 2014.
  • Inscape. “Plotting in the Secretarial Pool.” Winter 2013.
  • The GW Review. “The Trojan Horse.” Fall 2012.
  • The Alembic. “Commuting.” (stand-alone chapter from A Good Life). Spring 2011.
  • Drunken Boat. “The Big Girl.” Winter 2011.
  • New Ohio Review Contest Issue. “Blah, Blah, Black Sheep” – 1st-prize judged by Ann Beattie. Fall 2010.
  • The MacGuffin. “Performance Slump.” Fall 2009.
  • The Battered Suitcase. “ICU.” Fall 2008.
  • Chrysalis Reader. “The Wedding.” Winter 2000.

Nonfiction

  • Fiction Southeast. “The Story Behind the Story.” February 2018.
  • Fiction Southeast. “Why I Write.” February 2017.
  • The Manifest-Station. “Old Dog.” June 2016.
  • McSweeney’s Internet Tendency – Open Letter. “Dear College Students with Middle-Aged Female Professors.” October 2015.
  • Dame. “We Really Need to Stop Buying Books Written by Men.” August 2015.
  • Bluestem. “The Perils of Adjuncting.” January 2015.
  • McSweeney’s Internet Tendency – Open Letter. “Dear Craigslist Sellers of Sofas.” October 2014.
  • Wildlife Conservation Magazine. “Reflections - Love, Penguin Style.” Winter 2012.
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