About the Instructor
John Michael Flynn’s newest collection of short stories, Off To The Next Wherever, was published in April, 2016 by Fomite (www.fomitepress.com). Previous story collections are Dreaming Rodin (www.publerati.com), and Something Grand. Writing as Basil Rosa, he published his first novel, A Million Miles From Tehran, with Jaffa Books of Australia (www.jaffabooks.net). Two novels are forthcoming in 2017: Tax-Free Ride On A Midnight Carousel from Jaffa Books, as well as Heaven Is A City Where Your Language Isn’t Spoken from Cervena Barva Press (www.cervenabarvapress.com). He’s recently returned from a year-long English Language Fellowship through Georgetown University and the US State Department, where he taught at the Far Eastern University of the Humanities in Khabarovsk, Russia. Presently, he’s on the faculty at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Samples of his published short fiction, poetry and essays can be found on the web at www.basilrosa.com.