Email: vnewell@ua.edu
Office: 
Rowand Johnson 9
Office Phone: 
8-0332
Courses: 
EN401 Advanced Fiction Workshop: Comedy and Writing
EN308 Literature and Humor
EN220 Honors American Lit. Part II
EN219 Honors American Lit. Part I
EN210 American Lit. Part II
EN209 American Lit. Part I
EN206 British Lit. Part II
EN102 Composition Part II
EN101 Composition Part I

Van Newell received his BA from the University of Montevallo, his MFA from Columbia University, and a Certificate from the Act One Writing Program. In 2003 he was awarded a fellowship from the US Department of Education America Reads program. His teleplay “The Quick and The Wet” was nominated by Columbia Film School for the David Angell Humanitas fellowship. He was also a finalist for the Warner Brothers Writing Workshop. He is the winner of the Hackney award and an award from the Alabama Writers Conclave in addition to being nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His writing has been published in Medium, New Guard Review, Weld, Postscript, Cumulus, Aura, Writersforum.org, First Draft, Birmingham Arts, and Ala-lit.com.