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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
Creative writing, nonfiction, memoir, essays, pop music, rock and roll, popular culture
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Joe Oestreich's essays have appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Ninth Letter, Fourth Genre, and other magazines. He has been awarded a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, honored by The Atlantic Monthly, and shortlisted in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007, The Best American Essays 2008 and 2009, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses 2010. Joe is the Nonfiction Editor of Coastal Carolina's online literary journal, Waccamaw, and he's currently at work on a memoir called Hitless Wonder: My Life in Minor League Rock and Roll.
Before coming to Coastal, he taught creative writing at Ohio State and at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.