Alexis David

Adjunct Writing Professor in Buffalo, New York

Alexis David

Adjunct Writing Professor in Buffalo, New York

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I work and work and work and listen and watch and work and work and work and send out my work and get rejected and work and work and work and work and listen and watch.

Currently, I work at Canisius College teaching writing to first year and graduate American and International students. I am also an MFA candidate at New England College, where I study fiction with some of the most interesting writers I have ever met.

During undergrad, I went to school on an Arts Scholarship in creative writing where I worked with a writer who I both thought was incredibly cool and believed her when she told me that poetry was the dark arts. When I graduated, Hobart and William Smith said I was the most promising fiction writer of my class.

I used to write a cycling blog called "Red Lantern Bicyclist" and a column for professional cyclist, Molly Hurford's site, "Saddle, Sore" called "Blood, Sweat and Tears." Now, I write a blog about learning French (2500 followers). It's called "Le Poisson Nage." I am currently waiting for the legion of honor from France for this masterpiece. Any day now. I just know it.

A few years ago, I won the Just Buffalo's Fiction Contest award. Before this, I was selected as a New York State Writing Fellow.

This bragging is all fantastically interesting, but the real guts of it is I am nearly done with a middle grade novel about eco-punk frogs and a bit farther from being done with a YA novel about a mental breakdown and an island of alpha women. I also write short stories about precocious children and non-fiction stories about illness and neighborhoods. I do dabble in the dark arts of poetry, but I am constantly afraid of being recruited by Slytherin House. Obviously, I would say no. I believe the world is good.

  • Work
    • Adjunct Instructor
  • Education
    • Hobart and William Smith Colleges