Walking Across Egypt
Barter Theatre, VA: 2/14 - 5/11/13
Lunch at the Picadilly
York Theatre, NY: 2/22/12
Fesitval Stage of Winston Salem, NC: 2/4 - 2/20/11
Clyde acquaints the students of his UNCW topics course, "Race, Culture, and Southern Literature," with archival research at the Louis Round Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill. October 2014.
Clyde on fatherhood:
'CBS This Morning,' June 12, 2013
Watch the book trailer for
The Night Train.
- On book trailers
- Interview about The Night Train on NC Bookwatch (UNC«TV)
- Tellin' Stories (reading and musical performance)
- UNCW Commencement Address (2009)
PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, curriculum and instruction, 1977
MAT, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, English education, 1972
BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, English education, 1966
- Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professorship
- Guggenheim Fellowship
- Lyndhurst Fellowship
- Five New York Times Notable Book awards
- North Carolina Award for Literature
- Membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers
My definition of teaching is this: “Teaching is the act of inducing students to behave in ways assumed to lead to learning.” I believe students in our MFA program should think about and play with this definition as many of them will become teachers, teaching students with varying levels of motivation and curiosity. Additionally, our program can allow students to save time—by that I mean learn their craft more quickly than they could without the program. We have a very strong faculty. I believe talking about writing with faculty and with other motivated students can allow students to become confident in their beliefs about why and how they must write. I enjoy workshopping, and I encourage students to accept no advice that doesn’t make sense to them, to try to observe their world as if never seen, to cause the reader to SEE, and to avoid adverbs when possible.