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Brighde Mullins

Professor of the Practice of English
Director of Master of Professional Writing Program

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-4718
Office: THH 355

Personal Website

Biographical Sketch

Brighde Mullins has also taught at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts); Harvard University, where she was the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Dramatic Writing and the Director of the Creative Writing Program; Brown University, where she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Playwriting; and San Francisco State University, where she was an Associate Professor of Playwriting. Her awards include a Guggenhem Fellowship (2012), United States Artists Fellowship in Literature (2010), Pinter Review Gold Medal (2003), the Whiting Foundation Award for Playwriting (2001), the Will Glickman Award for Playwriting (2001), a Pushcart Prize nomination for her poetry (2003), and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting (1991). Her plays have been produced in New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles. She holds and MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.


M.F.A. Poetry, University of Iowa Writers Workshop, 5/1989
M.F.A. Playwriting, Yale School of Drama, 5/1987
B.A. English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 5/1984

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Assistant Prof. of Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 05/01/1994-05/01/2002  

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Lecturer, Queens University of Charlotte, 05/2007-08/2010  
Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, Brown University, 08/2004-05/2006  
Distinguished Writer in Residence, St. Mary's College of Moraga, 01/1997-05/01/1998  

Other Employment

Director, MFA Writing Program, California Institute of the Arts, 09/2006-05/2008  
Briggs Copeland Lecturer in Dramatic Writing; Director, Creative Writing, Harvard University, Dept. of English, 05/01/2002-05/01/2006  
Director, Readings in Contemporary Poetry, Dia Art Foundation, NYC, 09/01/1989-05/01/2005  

Honors and Awards

Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, Playwriting, 2012-2013  
2010 United States Artists Fellow, 2010  
Pinter Review Gold Medal for FIRE EATER, 2003-2004   
Whiting Foundation Award, Playwriting, 2001-2002   
Will Glickman Award, Playwriting, 2001-2002   
Jane Chambers Award, Playwriting, 1997-1998   
National Endowment for the Arts (Playwriting), 1991-1992   
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