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Larry Ellis

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2017

About Larry Ellis

Larry Ellis is a senior lecturer in the ASU Department of English, where he teaches classes in American literature and world folklore.  He has been published in Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL), Tributaries: The Journal of the Alabama Folklife Association, Thalia: Studies in Literary Humor, The Steel Toe Review, and Zocalo Public Square. He first attended ASU in 1974 and remembers Mill Avenue at the height of its seedy glory.  Coming back to grad school in the mid-1990s, he completed his MA and PhD in English at ASU, specializing in Indigenous American Oral Traditions.   A Phoenix native, he proudly claims New Orleans, Louisiana as his second home town.