Eric Charles May

Creative Writing Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Eric Charles May is the author of the novel Bedrock Faith, which was named a 2014 Notable African-American Title by Publishers Weekly. The 2015 recipient of the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, Eric is an associate professor in the creative writing program at Columbia College Chicago and a former reporter for The Washington Post. His short fiction has appeared in Criminal Class, Fish Stories, F, and We Speak Chicagoese. In addition to his writing for the Post, his nonfiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Sport Literate, and the 2nd Story anthology, Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck. He’s taught writing workshops at the Stonecoast, Solstice, Northwestern University, and Chicago writers’ conferences; and has read personal essays with the 2nd Story, Story Sessions, Reading Under the Influence, and That’s All She Wrote storytelling organizations.