Andrew Wingfield’s main interest as a writer and teacher is exploring the ways that people and places shape each other. Like his 2005 novel, Hear Him Roar, much of his creative nonfiction deals with the human and environmental costs of the “development” that has denatured this home landscape dramatically over the past three decades. He is currently an Associate Professor at New Century College (NCC), the integrative studies program at George Mason where he teaches courses on writing, conservation, and sustainability. He directs George Mason’s Environmental and Sustainability Studies degree program and co-directs the Sustainability Studies Minor.
Cleave Springs is a gentrifying neighborhood in the shadow of the nation's capital. These insightful, humane, and beautifully crafted stories introduce us to the neighborhood's dazzling variety of characters-long-time survivors and new arrivals, preservationists and visionaries, black people and white people-as they navigate the complexities of diversity and change, and strive to realize a comforting vision of home.
Right of Way is the winner of the Washington Writers' Publishing House 2010 fiction prize.
Appropriate for grades 9 and up.
Lessons on character development, narrative point of view, motif and theme.