Gary Peter

Art Discipline: 
St. Paul, MN
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 5, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017

Gary Peter's stories have appeared in Callisto, Alexandria Quarterly, Water~Stone Review, Great River Review, and other publications. His awards include a Loft-McKnight fellowship and two Minnesota State Arts Board grants. His work has twice been a finalist for the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project competition and has been shortlisted for the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Fiction Contest. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and worked for many years as a lawyer in the legal publishing industry. He is a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses in writing and law and popular culture to both undergraduate and graduate students. His current writing projects include working on a new short story collection and revising a young adult novel.