University of Iowa

Amber Dermont

Amber Dermont is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel The Starboard Sea and the short story collection Damage Control. A graduate of The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Amber received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. An Associate Professor of English at Rice University, Amber’s work has appeared in the anthologies Best New American Voices and Best American Nonrequired Reading. The Starboard Sea was selected in 2012 by the New York Times Book Review as one of the top 100 Notable Books of the Year.

Instructor Events

Two-Weeklong July 14 to July 26 2019
Instructor(s): 
Amber Dermont

Admission to this workshop is by application only. Enrollment is limited to ten. To apply, submit twenty pages of your novel, a two-page synopsis, and a brief personal statement detailing your hopes and goals for the workshop. All of these items—your novel excerpt, synopsis and personal statement—must be double-spaced and in 12-point type.

The deadline to apply is April 9. See Registration Information for further details specific to Two-Week Intensive Workshops.