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Richard Lutman graduated from Windham College, Putney VT, has a MFA in Writing from Vermont College and is listed in the Directory of Poets and Writers.  He has taught composition and literature courses at Rhode Island Community College, Fairfield University, The Learning Connection in Providence, Rhode Island, and short story classes as part of Coastal Carolina University's Lifelong Learning program.  

He has published over two dozen short stories, three chapbooks, two novellas and one nonfiction book. He was a 2008 Pushcart nominee in fiction and the recipient of national awards for his non-fiction, short stories and screenplays. His novella “Iron Butterfly” was short listed in the 2011 Santa Fe Writer’s Project. His first novel was published in 2016. A collection of his stories was published in January of 2019 and was a finalist in the 2020 American Book Fest: Best Book Awards.

Field Associate (Lepidopterist): The Nature Conservancy, Jamestown, RI.


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                                 ADDENDA (1965-1996)
                              EARLY PUBLICATIONS

     Crazyquilt                          Providence Review
     Aldebaran                           National Poetry Press
     Creative Urge                    Young Poetry Anthology
     Newport Review                Anyart
     Newport This Week           Journal of the West (non fiction)
     Aegina Press (Novel)         Jamestown Press



1984    Finalist: RI State Council on the Arts

1987    Runner-Up: RI State Council on the Arts

            National Writers Club: 2nd place

1989    Honorable Mention: Writers Digest Short Story Competition

1993    Honorable Mention: Writers Digest Short Story Competition

1996    46th place Featured Article Category

            Honorable Mention: Writers Digest Short Story Competition

1998    Honorable Mention: Writers Digest Short Story Competition

                                     WRITERS CONFERENCES

    South Carolina Writers Association: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

    Newport, RI Writer's Conference: 1995

    Santa Fe Writer's Conference: 1993

    Breadloaf Writer's Conference: 1987

    Providence RI Learning Connection: "The Write Business" 1987

    Emerson College: "Writing for Profit:" 1986 and 1987

    Summer Writers Workshop: University of RI 1981

                                           PUBLIC READINGS
     Vermont College                       Community College of Rhode Island
     Salve Regina College                Newport Art Museum
     Old Colony House                     Providence Atheneum
     Harold's Bookstore                    The Blue Pelican
     Jamestown Public Library         Contributors Reading, Breadloaf
     Rhode Island Short Story Club  Book promotion tour

     Gave lecture on butterflies to students at South China Normal                     University   (1996)      

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