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Dr. Janet Bland

Dr. Janet L. Bland

Associate Dean for Accreditation
McCoy Associate Professor of English
Division Coordinator for Arts and Humanities

Dept: English

740-376-4626

janet.bland@marietta.edu

jlb001@marietta.edu

Dr. Bland, who teaches creative writing, published a book of short fiction, A Fish Full of River, in 2006. A Fish Full of River is a collection of nine character-driven stories that take place in the first half of the 20th century. Fish was nominated for a Colorado Book Award in the category of Fiction. Her work has appeared in many journals, including McSweeney's and Teaching and Writing Magazine.

When writing, Dr. Bland enjoys researching the history of events and then creating fictional characters to tell stories about within the historical time period.

She has also co-written The Civil Mind with Margaret Whitt, published in the summer of 2006. Currently, Dr. Bland is finishing a novel that takes place during hurricane Katrina.