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writer , English educator

Peter Mcgovern Chilson, American English educator, writer. Fishtrap, Inc. writer in residence, 2001; Fulbright Foundation scholar, 1992. Member Associate Writing Programs (contest judge 1998).


Chilson, Peter Mcgovern was born on July 3, 1961 in Royal Oak, Michigan, United States. Son of Elbert Victor Chilson and Mary Clare Gorman.


Bachelor in Journalism, Syracuse University, 1984. Bachelor in International Relations, Syracuse University, 1984. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Pennsylvania State University, 1994.


Reporter Watertown (New York ) Daily Times, 1984-1985. Volunteer, English teacher Peace Corps, Niger, West Africa, 1985-1987. Freelance journalist Associated Press, Ivory Coast, 1987-1988.

Adjunct professor English Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington, 1994-1997. Associate editor High Country News, Paonia, Colorado, 1997-1998. Assistant professor English Washington State University, Pullman, since 1998.

Creative writing contest judge Master of Fine Arts program Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1999.


Member Associate Writing Programs (contest judge 1998).


Married Laura Anne Gephart, November 7, 1998.

Elbert Victor Chilson

Mary Clare Gorman

Laura Anne Gephart