Lecturer, Writing Program
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, MA City College of New York
Research Areas: fiction, essay, and poetry writing
Jim Savio is a writer, working in the genres of fiction, essay, and poetry. After more than 20 years of designing, building, and renovating homes, Jim received his MA in Creative Writing at the City College of New York in 1998.
From 1999-2011, he taught in the Critical Studies Department, then in The School of Art and Design History and Theory, at Parsons, where he directed the freshman writing program from 2002 to 2005. For three years prior to coming to NYUAD, he taught and designed curriculum for the Writing Program in General Studies at The New School.
From 1998-2011, he also worked as an adjunct professor in the Humanities Department at The City College Center for Worker Education, a Liberal Arts CUNY program that offered working adults the opportunity for a Bachelor’s Degree. There he taught and designed courses in Literature, Film Studies, and Creative Writing. He has been a member of the writing faculty at NYUAD since September 2012.
His collection of short fiction The Fairy Flag and Other Stories was published by Spuyten Duyvil Press in December 2001. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Promethean, One, Three, Eight, The Brooklyn Rail, Sona Books, and The Secret of Salt: An Indigenous Journal. He is currently working on a collection of essays, short stories, and a novel. He is writing and collaborating with his wife and photographer Joanne Savio on a multimedia project called Home Sick. At NYUAD, he teaches the Analysis and Expression course Ghastly Beauty, as well as Introduction to Creative Writing and Advanced Fiction Workshop.