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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Tom DeMarchi

Tom DeMarchiInstructor and Director of the Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Phone: (239) 590-7421
Office: RH 242

Sanibel Island Writers Conference Director
MFA, Florida International University, 2001
MA, California State University -- Fresno, 1996
BA, Merrimack College, 1993
Teaching and Research Interests: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Composition, and the impact of technology and media on writing.

Tom DeMarchi joined Florida Gulf Coast University's faculty in 2004, after spending six years teaching and tutoring at SUNY Cortland. When not writing, teaching, sleeping, or cataloguing his music, you'll find Tom reading biographies of jazz musicians and dead presidents, watching his son play soccer, or meeting with colleagues to discuss the Sanibel Writers Conference, which he directs. Because of his haircut and monochromatic fashion sense, he is often mistaken for a police officer.

Stories, poems, articles, reviews and interviews in Gulfshore Life, The Writer's Chronicle, Florida Weekly, The Miami Herald, FLASH!, Cheap Pop, and GulfStreaming, among others.


  • Senior Instructor Teaching Excellence Award, Florida Gulf Coast University, Spring 2011.
  • “Angel of the Arts: Organization Leader of the Year.” Alliance of the Arts, April 2009.
  • “Last Lecture Series.” Awardee. FGCU University Honors Program, 2007.
  • Writing Residency at Fundacion Valparaiso in Almeria, Spain, May 2007.