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Faculty | Adjunct Professor

James Terry Quinn

Contact Information

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5217
Room 6005

Terry Quinn works in a variety of mediums, sometimes including his students in the creative process. The best example of this is the publication of Volume I and II of From the Heart of Brooklyn, a collection of poems and short stories written and edited by the students in his creative writing classes. On his own, Quinn has published two novels, a biography and book of poetry: The Great Bridge Conspiracy (St. Martin's Press; Allen & Unwin), A Death In Brooklyn (Vivisphere Publishing), Second Daughter: Growing Up in China, 1930-1949 (Little, Brown; Holt, Rinehart) and Mad for NewYorkTown: Dark Verse and Light (Straw House Press). His short stories, memoir pieces and plays have appeared in many literary journals and national magazines. Quinn also wrote the book, score and lyrics for two full-length music theater works, A Second Chance and Rasputin that have received numerous Off Broadway and regional productions. He has also written, directed and performed in several dramas, comedies and dramatic dialogues, including: Love Hurts, Wilde Nights, Bad Evidence and, co-authored with George Plimpton, One Sunday at the Fitzgeralds, Zelda, Scott and Ernest (featuring Norman Mailer in the role of Ernest Hemingway and Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya: The Friendship and the Feud. Professor Quinn has also written the libretto for two chamber operas, Hester Prynne at Death and John Adams in Amsterdam: A Song for Abigail. Check out his website for more information.