Rebecca Chace

Rebecca Chace
Rebecca Chace is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the author of Leaving Rock Harbor (Scribner, 2014), a New York Times Book Review *Editor’s Choice*. She received the ABA (American Booksellers Association) June Notable Book/Indie Pick, and was a finalist for the 2010 New England Book Award. Her first book, a memoir, Chautauqua Summer, was a New York Times Book Review *Notable Book*, as well as *Editor's Choice* and *Picks for Summer.* Rebecca is also the author of the novel, Capture the Flag, adapted for the screen by Ms. Chace and director, Lisanne Skyler, which received the Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Award at the 2010 Nantucket Film Festival. The film was screened at national and international film festivals in 2010-2011. Rebecca’s other plays include Colette (Theatre for the New City), an adaptation of Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, produced by Book-It Repertory Theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, with a second production at Seattle Rep. in June, 2005. Ms. Chace received a grant from A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and A.S.K. Theatre Projects in Los Angeles as part of the FringeACT festival for her play Vershinin’s Wife. She has received fellowships and/or been a guest artist with New York Theatre Workshop, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. *Looking for Robinson Crusoe* (Fiction Magazine) an excerpt of her current book, was nominated for a Pushcart prize, and was a Distinguished Story in Best American Short Stories, 2010.

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