W. S. Lyon | Resume


Vanderbilt University
MFA in Creative Writing

Appalachian State University
B.S. in Applied Mathematics

Work Experience

Princeton University | Princeton, NJ
Senior Engineering Communications Strategist, Jun 2022present

Engineering Communications Specialist, Feb 2018–May 2022

Freelance Content Editor, Jul 2017Jan 2018

Wine Access, Inc.
Freelance Copywriter, 2020–2022

Woodland Wine Merchant | Nashville, TN
Marketing Manager, 2011–2017

Independent film producer | New York, NY
Whatever It Takes (Sundance, PBS), Associate Producer, 2005–2010
On Coal River (SilverDocs), Contributing Writer, 2009
Uncertainty (TIFF), Assistant to the Directors, 2008–2009
Brave New Voices (HBO), Associate Producer, NY Segment, 2007
Phoebe in Wonderland (Sundance), Assistant to the Director, 2007

Nonprofit Leadership

First Person Nashville
Co-founder & Creative Director, 2016–2017

Tennessee Death Row Writing Workshop
Founder & Director, 2012–2015

Selected Honors & Awards

Tiger Award for Exceptional Achievement
Princeton University, 2019

Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop, 2019

Working Group Grant
National Humanities Alliance, 2016

Metro Nashville Arts Commission, 2015 - 2016

Consultant of the Year
Writing Studio, Vanderbilt University, 2014 - 2015

Residency Scholarship
Vermont Studio Center, 2013

Finalist, Shorts
BlueCat Screenplay Award, 2008