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Meissner, Director of Creative Writing at
His writing has appeared in more than 200 journals, magazines and anthologies. Bill's numerous awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Loft-McKnight Award in Poetry, a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in Fiction, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and five PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Awards.
Bill's hobbies and interests include travel [in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, and Quebec and Europe], rock & roll music, sports [especially baseball, football, Frisbee, and snorkeling]. He has collections of manual typewriters, vintage records, baseball memorabilia, and vintage pulp fiction magazines/novels. Each spring, he organizes an informal group of slow-pitch baseball players called The Catch and Release Baseball Club.
Bill lives with his wife Christine, who teaches 5th grade at Albany Elementary School. Their son, Nate, is a graduate student in archeology.
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"A storyteller with remarkable gifts." - Kurt Vonnegut
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