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Carl Bean

Carl Bean, Instructor

Carl Bean, Instructor
Carl Bean, Instructor

Department of English 
447 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8450 |

Carl Bean is an instructor in the Department of English. 

  • Screenwriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Professional Certificate, Filmmaking and Screenwriting.  The New School, New York, New York.
  • PhD Coursework, English.  Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • MA, Literature and Religion of the Bible.  Columbia University, New York, New York.
  • MA, English-Creative Writing.  University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • BA, English.  Drury College, Springfield, Missouri.
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)
  • International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA)
  • Finalist, Novel, A House of Dust, Screenwriting Contest #37
  • Finalist, Feature-Film Screenplay, A World of Lonely, 2014 Charleston International Film Festival
  • Official Selection, Short-Film Screenplay, Smilin’ Away the Dreams, 2013 Richmond International Film Festival 


  • A Soul to Take, novel, Penguin, 1996
  • Dust to Dust, novel, Putnam-Penguin, 1998
  • With Evil Intent, novel, Putnam-Penguin 1999

Journal Articles

  • “Parable of the Sewer,” poem, Pushcart Nominee, Deep South Magazine, 2014
  • “Texas, the Summer before Kennedy got Shot,” poem, Blaze-Vox14
  • “Awake, Sleeper,” poem, The Copperfield Review, 2014

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