Carla Spataro is the Director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at Rosemont College. She is also the Editorial Director and co-publisher of Philadelphia Stories magazine and PS Books. She is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship winner for fiction. Her short stories can be read in a number of literary journals including Wild River Review, XConnect, The Baltimore Review, Mason’s Road, and 4’ 33” (an online audio journal based in London). Nominated for a Million Writer’s South Award, she also was twice named a finalist in the Philadelphia City Paper Fiction contest, and was a finalist in the Mason’s Road contest. Her work was featured three times in the InterAct Theatre Company’s “Writing Aloud” series. She has a B. A.A. in Music from Central Michigan University, a Master of Music from Michigan State University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Rosemont College. She has taught English composition, journalism, publishing, and creative writing courses at Rutgers, Rowan, Temple, and West Chester Universities, and at Rosemont College and the Community College of Philadelphia.