Curriculum vitae

Janet W. Hardy

Eugene, OR

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MFA Creative Nonfiction, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA. Girlfag (book/thesis, written under the direction of Marilyn Abildskov and Russ Rymer): book-length combination of personal/lyric essay and historical exploration regarding gay-male-identified women

A.B. with Honors, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. English major. Creative Writing, Film Studies, 20th Century Literature; additional coursework in Psychology, Linguistics, Drawing/Painting

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer. English 4: Composition, St. Mary’s College of California, Fall 2008
  • Lecturer. “Changing Images of Women’s Identity,” lower-division intersession Women’s Studies class, Saint Mary’s College of California, JanTerm 2008
  • Teaching Assistant/Intern. “That ’70s Film,” upper-division survey of films of the 1970s, taught by David DeRose, Ph.D., Fall 2007
  • Teaching Assistant. “Introduction to Screenwriting,” upper-division creative writing class, taught by David DeRose, Ph.D., Spring 2007
  • Instructor. “Radical Ecstasy,” weekend-long seminar on tantric theory and practice, various venues, 2006-2008
  • Instructor. “Ethical Sluthood,” seminar/practicum on ethical multipartner relationships, taught internationally at conferences and seminars, 1996-present


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Awards and Scholarships

  • Lambda Literary Award, finalist Best Bisexual Book, for Girlfag, 2012
  • Bisexual Book Awards, finalist Best Nonfiction Book, for Girlfag, 2012
  • New Letters Awards for Writers, Finalist, for “Ex,” 2007
  • Event Creative Nonfiction Contest, Finalist, for “Ex,” 2007
  • MFA Program Advisory Board Scholarship for Literary Excellence, St. Mary’s College of California, 2007-2008
  • Agnes Butler Scholarship, Saint Mary’s College of California, 2006-2007
  • Glimmer Train Short-Short Fiction Competition, Honorable Mention for “Mom Keeps On Getting Bigger,” 2007
  • Lambda Literary Award, semifinalist Best GLBT Spirituality, for Radical Ecstasy, 2005

Teaching Competencies and Interests

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Writing the Personal Essay
  • Small Publishing and Self-Publishing
  • Writing the How-To
  • Power and Gender: An Exploration in Writing and Reading
  • Ecstatic Experience in Literature and Film

Business Career Highlights

Editorial Director, Greenery Press and Down There Press, 2010-present. Primary responsibility for acquisition and development of all new titles.

Founder and President, Greenery Press, Inc., Oakland, CA, 1992-2010. Founded and ran small publishing company specializing in how-to books about relationships and sexuality. Oversaw growth of company from two books to 40+, and from revenues of $30,000 annually to $500,000+. Maintained firsthand responsibility for editorial development, book design and production, marketing direction and administrative oversight.

Editor/Ghostwriter of books including:

  • Laguna Squeeze and other novels by Jug Brown, 2010-present
  • Developing Success: Insider Guidance from Retail's Most Successful Product Developer, Jim Scalfani. 2010
  • Lessons from Afghanistan, David Fleishhacker. DF Publications, 2001
  • Health Care Without Shame: A Handbook for the Sexually Diverse and Their Caregivers, Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D. Greenery Press, 2000

Freelance Copywriter, Sacramento, CA, 1983-1990. Created and executed award-winning concepts and copy for clients including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, System Integrators, Sacramento Theater Company, Sutter Health Systems and more

Related Experience

  • Dramaturg, Venus In Fur, Majestic Theatre Co., Corvallis, OR, 2013
  • Co-Founder,, cooperative blog of weekly columns written by St. Mary’s MFA candidates and alumni, 2007
  • Keynote or Featured Speaker at Midwest Alternative PolyCon, 2005; Eris Society, 2005; Poly Living, 2005; XPlore04, Berlin, 2004
  • Consultant, feature film script, The Ethical Slut, 2007
  • Conferences attended include BookExpo America, 1995-present; ManyCamps (first academic conference on camp as an artistic and sociological phenomenon), 2006; Modern Language Association, 2008; Assn. of Writers and Writing Programs, 2007-present

© Janet Hardy 2016