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    Roman Colombo is a writer and teacher living in Philadelphia. He completed an MFA in Fiction Writing at Rosemont College in 2010, where he also won the O’Donnell Foundation Award; and a BA in English-Creative Writing (with Honors) at the University of South Florida in 2008.

    He currently teaches English and Graphic Novel Literature at Drexel University and Bucks County Community College. His fiction has been published by thread (a USF publication) and monkeybicycle, and has upcoming publications with The Rusty Nail and The Lit Garden.

    He is also a contributing writer to The Weekly Comic Book Review and has presented scholarly work at the inaugural Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo for the Comics Study Conference.

    Educational Background

    • MFA, Fiction Writing
      • Rosemont College
    • BA, English-Creative Writing
      • Honors Thesis: Trading saints for Sinners

    Selected Awards

    • O'Donnell Foundation Award in Creative Writing
      • Rosemont College

    Selected Publications

    • Colombo, Roman. Trading Saints for Sinners. WragsInk, 2013.
    • Comic Years, Senior Comics Editor, several publications per week.

    • “Beautiful Disaster” (extended version, Prose Poem published by The Bookends Review, December 2016

    • “Capeless City”, Short Story published in Strangers of Different Ink, WragsInk

    • “Winter’s Cinema” Short Story, Published by in The Rusty Nail, April 2013
    • Weekly Comic Book Review Regular Reviewer for e-zine ( August 2010-January 2013

    • “Futile” One-Sentence Story, published by, May 2010

    • “The Vice Who Laughs: The Joker as a Manifestation of the Morality Play Vice”

    •, Various articles including an interview with author Ron Carlson, Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

    • “Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Boulevard”, Flash Fiction piece, published by thread, Spring 2008

    Professonal Memberships

    • Writers for Writers: Philadelphia, Administrator

    • Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 2010-2012

    • Philadelphia Writing Program Administration Organization

    • Push to Publish, 2010 and 2012

    • Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo/Comics Study Conference 2010

    • Philadelphia Comic Convention 2012, 2013

    • Philadelphia Writer’s Conference (attended as bookseller)

    • New York Comic Convention, 2008, 2013

    • Faculty of the Future, Bucks County Community College, 2011, 2013