Abram Himelstein, M.F.A.

Abram Himelstein, M.F.A.Assistant Professor of Professional Practice,
Editor-in-Chief,  UNO Press


Office: 342-G Bicentennial Education Center 
Phone: 504-280-6444
Fax: 504-280-6453
E-mail: ahimelst@uno.edu


Educational Background:
B.A. in Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993
M.F.A. in Creative Writing,The University of New Orleans, 2005

Abram Himelstein learned the power of purchasing and re-selling stories from his great-grandfather, Abe Issacson- owner of Clarksdale, Mississippi’s Book-o-Rama. A fourth generation Mississippian, Abram planned his escape carefully, arriving in New Orleans in 1996. He has worked with the Literacy Alliance, helped create the New Orleans Bookfair, and written about horse-racing for the Daily Racing Form. Abram learned the ropes of publishing on his own nickel, self-publishing 1998’s "Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing", which he co-wrote with Jamie Schwesnedl (nee Schweser), and going on to start an independent publishing company, New Mouth From the Dirty South. Abram earned his MFA from the University of New Orleans in 2005, writing "Decatur Street Stories", a work of fiction, for his thesis. As an assistant professor of professional practice, Abram teaches English Pedagogy and Writing and Literacy Instruction. At the Neighborhood Story Project, you’ll find Abram at work with local youth, teaching writing, fundraising, and dealing  with the printing and distribution of books.  In 2013, he was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of UNO Press.

External Links

UNO Press 
Neighborhood Story Project