Stories make us more human. Little by little they snake into the consciousness, gnaw away at stereotypes and prejudices, and enable us to form a new understanding of our world.

 
Born in Elizabethtown, PA, award-winning author Scott Bradley Smith has written more than 100 stories, plays, screenplays and poems. Scott earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona, where he taught composition and creative writing, and an MA in English from Pennsylvania State University, where he taught composition and literary analysis.
Since 1993, Scott has made his home in Pittsburgh, PA. He’s currently editor-in-chief of Brandt Street Press, and he provides freelance writing and editing services to a number of corporate clients. When he’s not doing that, he can be found playing bass or keyboards with his band, The Impositions, or critiquing stories for his writer’s workshop. Scott is currently working on a novel and a collection of stories.
What’s News?
Short story in Hawaii Pacific Review • Scott’s story "Sabino Canyon” was published in June 2016
Scott's poem "To the Refuse Collector Singing Gospel" appeared in the June 27, 2015, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Creative nonfiction in Dammit, I Learned a Lot from That Son-of-a-Gun • Scott's story "Motor Men" appears in this collection of 12 totally new, totally true stories.
Short story in Subtropics • Scott’s story “Box Boy” was published in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of the University of Florida’s literary journal
Scott’s short story “Caught” now available for download to digital devices. Click here to read an excerpt.
Now available for production: What Are the Odds? (original play produced at the Future Tenant 10-Minute Play Festival, 2004). Click here to read it! For more info, contact Scott.
Current Projects
 
In Dutch Country: A Novel in Stories (available). What happens when a shy, artsy kid finds himself working alongside a mishmash of characters at Dutch’s Grocery? In Dutch Country reveals what it’s like to grow up in the 1970s, in the confluence between town and country—where a special kind of poetic justice reigns and where sometimes all it takes to upset the apple cart is a shoplifting teacher or a rescued hot air balloon, or even a single, derisive smirk.
The Scoop (novel in progress). When Aaron, a reporter for the local alternative newspaper, falls in love with a married woman, he thinks he knows what he’s getting into. But when he’s assigned to investigate a suspicious manufacturer of semi truck undercarriages, Aaron gets thrown a series of curve balls that make him question his love affair, his job and even his own ability to judge right from wrong. This tale of mystery and character intrigue forces Aaron to make a decision he’s not sure he can ultimately live with.
For a full curriculum vitae, please click here.
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