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John Mitchell Morris

Chair of College Writing

John Mitchell Morris is a Lecturer in Writing and Chair of College Writing at Purchase College. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College, his JD from Villanova University School of Law, and his BA from California State University, Northridge. He is a member of the State Bar of California and practiced in Los Angeles in areas spanning employment law, entertainment, insurance coverage, as well as business and corporation litigation. His novel-in-progress, In The Trembling Heart, is a love story set in the early twenty-first century and explores the intersections of tragedy, art, and redemption.

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“Little Boys Don’t Say Things Like That,” 650 | From A to LGBTQ, June 2017

“The Minors,” 650 | High School Stories, April 2018