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Gariot Louima

Location: 
McGregor 208
Cell: 
937-581-8201

Email:

glouima@antiochcollege.org

Chief Communications Officer and Coordinator of the Writing Institute

Gariot Louima is a former journalist who has reported for The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, and The Palm Beach Post. His short stories have appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Carte Blanche, and Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, and he was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. He holds a BS in journalism and creative writing from the University of Miami, where he edited the biweekly newspaper, The Miami Hurricane; an MS in management from Nova Southeastern University; and an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College, where he was co-fiction editor for the summer 2010 edition of the Bennington Review. Gariot taught College Essay Writing, Introduction to College English, and College Preparatory Writing Skills at Broward College. He is Antioch College’s chief communications officer and Writing Institute coordinator.

Education: 
MFA, Writing and Literature, Bennington College
MS, Management, Nova Southeastern University
BSC, Editorial News Writing and English/Creative Writing, University of Miami
Publications: 

(Selected)

Critical Research

“Timoun Etranje: Constructing Identity in the Space Between Haiti and the U.S.” Forthcoming in Representations of Internarrative Identity. Ed. Ajit Maan

Fiction

“What Sustains Them.” So Spoke the Earth/Ainsi Parla la terre/Tè-a pale. Ed. M.J. Fievre. Miami: Women Writers of Haitian Descent, 2012

“Homecoming.” Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora 11.2 (2011-2012)

“Conciliation.” Carte Blanche 12 (2010)

“What Sustains Them: Excerpt.” Bennington Review June 2010

“Marooned.” The Caribbean Writer 23 (2009)

Miscellaneous Publications

“Seniors and Physicians Form Active Partnerships.” The Physician & Sportsmedicine 29.11 (1999)

“Leadership Profile: Don L. Bosseau.” Exchange: Newsletter of the Southeast Florida Library Network 10.1 (Spring 1999)

News, Features, and Creative Nonfiction

“Vodou Priestess Called To Heal.” The Palm Beach Post (Florida). Nov 14, 2004

“Good Lessons from a Flawed Teacher.” Palm Beach Post (Florida). June 20, 2004 “Boynton Land Flap Risks $4.7 Million Incentive.” The Palm Beach Post (Florida). May 27, 2004

“Promises No Relief For Squalor In Boynton.” The Palm Beach Post (Florida). May 22, 2004

“Renewed Violence at Home Distresses Local Haitians.” The Palm Beach Post (Florida). February 13, 2004

“Chickens Serve as Virus Sentinels: Officials hope testing special flocks across the state will reveal when West Nile virus has arrived, so warnings can be issued..” Los Angeles Times (California). August 9, 2002

“Midnight Special Bidding the Promenade Farewell: Patrons lament the bookstore's planned move from the Third Street district.” Los Angeles Times (California). July 11, 2002

“Glendora Warned Its Beauty is Only Skin Deep: Despite a median household income above $60,000, the city lacks money for repairs to its decaying infrastructure.” Los Angeles Times (California). July 5, 2002

“For Mothers in Prison, a Bittersweet Family Day.” Los Angeles Times (California). May 31, 2002

“Was Fatal Encounter Murder or Justifiable Homicide? Prosecutor says suspect overreacted; his lawyer says he acted in self-defense. Trial is set to begin in June.” Los Angeles Times (California). April 22, 2002

Presentations: 

Invited Reading: Creative Reading Series, July 2013, Semiannual Residency, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Juried Presentation: Timoun Etranje: Constructing Identity in the Space Between Haiti and the U.S., July 11, 2012, 13th Semiannual Residency Conference, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Invited Reading: Fireside Readings: Gariot P. Louima and T.J. Jarrett, Feb. 27, 2010, The Arthur E. Morgan Fellows, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Invited Presentation: “Editing Sentences and Lines,” Writers Summit, Feb. 6, 2010, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Invited Presentation: “Finding Your Voice, Honing Your Craft,” Writers Summit, Dec. 11, 2009, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Courses

Spring 2013

ENG 251 Expository Writing: Personal Narrative With Scholarship

Fall 2012

ENG 090-01 College Writing Skills

ENG 090-02 College Writing Skills