Ethel Morgan Smith is the author of From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College. Her essay Love Means Nothing was the winner of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Prize for Nonfiction. Outside of Dreams has just been published in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers. Her work has been published in: The New York Times; Callaloo; African American Review; That Mintoritything.com, and other national and international outlets.
Professor Smith has received the following awards: Fulbright-Tübingen, Germany; Rockefeller Foundation-Bellagio, Italy; DuPont-Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; American Academy in Rome-Visiting Artist; Brandeis University; Bread Loaf; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her novel in progress, The House of Flowers, placed second for the West Virginia Writers Contest, and her play for the stage, African Violets, placed third for the same contest. Other work in progress include: Blue Notes: Memoirs of an African American in Germany. Professor Smith is Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University.