E. Christopher Clark

E. Christopher Clark writes fiction about fractured families, lust gone wrong, and memories as time machines. His writing has been published in Live Free or Ride: Tales of the Concord Coach, River Muse: Tales of Lowell & The Merrimack Valley, and Literary Matters, the newsletter of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. He is also the author of three collections of short fiction published independently: Those Little Bastards (2002), All He Left Behind (2010), and Out of the Woods (2017). Missing Mr. Wingfield is his first novel.

About This Website

Clarkwoods is collection of stories, plays, poetry, and essays written and produced by Chris. It was founded in early 1999 on the Sunset Strip of Geocities and has also operated under the names That Little Bastad and Geek Force Five.

More About Chris

Education

MFA, Creative Writing, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2005
Thesis: Down the Cape, a novel

BA, Narrative Arts, Bradford College, Haverhill, MA, 1999
Award/Distinction: Student Commencement Speaker

Publications

  • Missing Mr. Wingfield. Clarkwoods, 2017.
  • Out of the Woods. Clarkwoods, 2017.
  • “Animals.” Live Free or Ride: Tales of the Concord Coach. Plaidswede Publishing, 2016.
  • “What He Was Missing.” Commonthought, Fall 2015.
  • “One Player or Two?” Commonthought, Fall 2013.
  • “Sure.” Commonthought, Fall 2012.
  • “Hard to Find.” River Muse: Tales of Lowell & the Merrimack Valley. Sons of Liberty Publishing, 2012.
  • “All the Roads, Well Traveled or Not.” Entelechy International: A Journal of Contemporary Ideas 7, 2012.
  • “The Carcass of the Ghost.” Commonthought, Fall 2011.
  • All He Left Behind. Clarkwoods, 2010.
  • “The Seventh Draft.” Commonthought, Fall 2010.
  • “She Was Gelatin.” Device, 2010.
  • “Chasing Porcelain.” Device, 2010.
  • “The Tale of Old Silas.” Commonthought, Fall 2009.
  • “ALSC at Lesley University.” Literary Matters 1.1, 2008.
  • “The Panel on Mythology in the K-12 Classroom.” ALSC Newsletter 12.1, 2006.
  • “An MFA Student Ponders His Navel and Life after the Degree.” TheValve.org, 2005.
  • Those Little Bastards. Clarkwoods, 2002.

Performances of Written Work

  • Temptress, a full-length play performed at The Players’ Ring (Portsmouth, NH) in 2014.
  • “The Boot,” a short play performed as part of An Evening of Grand Guignol: Theatre of Terror at The Players’ Ring (Portsmouth, NH) in 2012.
  • Crossroads (or the Piano of Death), a one-act play performed at The Players’ Ring (Portsmouth, NH) in 2012. Staged Readings: The West End Studio Theater (Portsmouth, NH), 2012; and The Democracy Center (Cambridge, MA), 2012.
  • “Apocalypse Anonymous,” a short play performed as part of An Evening of Apocalyptic Theatre at The Players’ Ring (Portsmouth, NH) in 2012.
  • “War is Coming,” a short play performed as part of An Evening of Robot and Steampunk Theatre at The Players’ Ring (Portsmouth, NH) in 2010.

Presentations

  • “Visual Literacy InFUSION Project,” a panel discussion at the 2017 International Visual Literacy Association Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • “Where Do Stories Come From?,” a guest lecture at Parker Middle School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts in November 2016.
  • “Writing the Story of an Image,” a workshop and panel discussion at Lesley University's Community of Scholars Day in March 2016.
  • “Visual Literacy at Lesley,” a panel discussion at Lesley University's Community of Scholars Day in March 2016.
  • “Where Characters Come From,” a guest lecture at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in December 2015.
  • “Worldbuilding in Dystopian Fiction,” a workshop at Madbury Public Library in January 2014.
  • Q&A at Thornton’s Ferry Elementary School in November 2013.
  • Q&A at the Arlington Enrichment Collaborative’s Writing Workshop in April 2013.
  • “All Things Out Loud: A Fast Paced Evening of Literary Wonder,” a paper presented at The Seminar on the Spoken Word at the 2011 ALSCW Conference in Boston, MA.
  • “Creative Writing for Social Media Addicts and the Chronically Busy,” a presentation at PodCamp New Hampshire 2011 at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH.
  • Special guest for “Social Media for Authors,” a panel discussion led by John Herman for the NH Writers’ Project in 2010 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.
  • “Authors Roundtable,” a panel discussion with James Patrick Kelly, Leslie Poston, and Steve Garfield at PodCamp NH 2010 at the Marriott Residence Inn Harbor Events Center in Portsmouth, NH.
  • “Authors and New Distribution Models,” a presentation at PodCamp New Hampshire 2009 at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH.