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Craig Bernier

Visiting Assistant Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor Craig Bernier comes to Pitt with nearly a decade of teaching experience. He's also supported his writing with occupations ranging from line cook to technical writer, bartender to carpenter, dishwasher to kennel cleaner, sailor, pizza deliveryman, and bat-remover. Work is a key theme in his stories, which are largely set in his native southeastern Michigan and Detroit.   

Craig is a graduate of Macomb Community College, Wayne State University, and the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. While enlisted in the U.S. Navy, he served aboard numerous Pacific Fleet combatants. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. 

Craig's writing has appeared in Great Lakes Review, Western Humanities ReviewCreative Nonfiction, Dogwood Journal, Roanoke Review, Gigantic Sequins, and the Akashic Books compilation Detroit Noir. His collection of short fiction, Your Life Idyllic, won the St. Lawrence Book Award. He is at work on a novel and a collection of nonfiction essays. He lives in a home he restored in nearby Wilkinsburg, PA.    

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