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MADISON STRAKE BERNATH

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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

MFA, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, May 2014

Thesis: What You Leave Behind: A Collection of Travel Essays

Advisor: Lisa Roney

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Office of International Studies, Writing About Eating Experiences in London and Paris, July 2012

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

BA, English, Summa Cum Laude, December 2010

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

International Summer Schools, Shakespeare & Literature, July-August 2010

PUBLICATIONS

BOOK REVIEW

The Jack Bank: A Memoir of Movements,” The Florida Review, Winter 2014

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS: CREATIVE NONFICTION

“The Five Stages of Becoming a Woman,” The Drunken Odyssey: Episode 47 (podcast), May 2013

“360 Glazed Donut Vodka,” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Reviews of New Food, February 2013

“Eating Experiences in London and Paris,” University of Central Florida: Hospitality Abroad, July 2012

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS: FREELANCE

Laws & Regulations (2 Articles) Ref: Ryan Klien, 2013

Diet & Health Tips (6 Articles) Ref: Dan Robey, 2013

Creative Writing Education (7 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Sports Nutrition Education (6 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Library Science Education (8 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

LPN Education & Advancement (5 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Court Reporting 101 (5 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Electrician Training (10 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

HVAC Trade School (10 articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

Marine Biology Education (5 articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

TEACHING & ADVISING

University of Central Florida

Graduate Advisor for The Cypress Dome Journal, 2013-2014

University of Central Florida

Guest Instructor, 2014

CRW 4224 (U), Advanced Nonfiction Workshop (February 14, 2014)

University of Central Florida

Guest Instructor, 2014

CRW 3211 (U), Creative Nonfiction Writing (February 12, 2014)

University of Central Florida

Guest Instructor, 2013

CRW 3013 (U), Intro to Creative Writing (April 11, 2013; April 16, 2013)

HONORS & AWARDS

Graduated from the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida, 2010

Member, Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, 2006-2010

SCHOLARSHIPS

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Graduate Assistantship, 2013-2014

NEW YORK STATE SUMMER WRITERS INSTITUTE

Residency Scholarship, 2013

BRIGHT FUTURES

Florida Academic Scholars, 2006-2010

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Pithead Chapel, Online

Reader, Current

The Cypress Dome Journal, Orlando FL

Graduate Advisor, 2013-2014

Undergraduate Intern, 2010

The Florida Review, Orlando FL

Editorial Assistant, 2011-2012

Central Florida Future, Orlando FL

Contributing Writer, 2008-2009

READINGS

The Walk: Graduate Reading, The Peacock Room, Orlando, FL—April 2014

PARCELS Reading Series, Urban Rethink, Orlando, FL—October 2011, September 2012, January 2013, August 2013

Student Reading Series, New York State Summer Writers Institute, Skidmore College—July 2013

Nerd Love, Sweet Birds of Youth, and Everything Else in the Universe, Urban Rethink, Orlando, FL—May 2013

Culture and Cocktails, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL—December 2012

Art Show & Reading: Anatomy: Stories of the Body, Raphsodic Bakery Urban Pastry Art House, Orlando, FL—November 2012

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Graduate Advisor, The Cypress Dome Literary Journal, 2013-2014

Vice President, Graduate Writers’ Association, 2013-2014

Secretary, Graduate Writers’ Association, 2012

President, Zeta Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, 2010

Member, Burnet Honors College Congress, 2006-2010

Historian, Zeta Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, 2009

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

Graduate Writers’ Association (GWA)

 former Sigma Tau Delta (STD)

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