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Lester Standiford

Professor; Director and Founder of the Creative Writing Program


Office: AC1 344

Phone: 305-919-5965


Dr. Standiford earned his PhD in Creative Writing and regularly teaches courses on Fiction Writing, Narrative Non-Fiction, Screenwriting. Myth & Archetype.

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Dr. Standiford is currently a member of the FIU-City of Miami Beach Partnership Committee and supervises Writers on the Bay, Gulf Stream Magazine, and MFA Community Outreach.

His book, The Man Who Invented Christmas was released as a feature film starring Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer in late 2017. He is currently working on a book entitled Mar a Lago: The Tangled History of an Unlikely Southern White House.