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Chris Abani is an acclaimed novelist and poet. His most recent books are The Secret History of Las Vegas, The Face: A Memoir and Sanctificum. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Hemingway Award, An Edgar Prize, A Ford USA Artists Fellowship, the PEN Beyond the Margins Award, a Prince Claus Award, the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among many honors. Born in Nigeria, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Board of Trustees Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago.


Science fiction

Mary Robinette Kowal. Portland, Oregon, February 2012. Scan of negative RS12-008 #4.Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’sClarkesworld, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters.

 

 


Poetry

Morgan ParkerMorgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), which was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in February 2017. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She lives with her dog Braeburn in Brooklyn, and works as an Editor for Little A and Day One. She also teaches creative writing and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. With Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She is a Sagittarius.


CLASSES

Fiction

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Alexander Weinstein is the Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and the author of the short story collection Children of the New World (Picador 2016). His fiction and translations have appear in Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Notre-Dame Review, Pleiades, PRISM International, World Literature Today, and other journals. He is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and his fiction has been awarded the Lamar York, Gail Crump, Hamlin Garland, and New Millennium Prize. His stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and appear in the anthologies 2013 New Stories from the Midwest, and the 2014 & 2015 Lascaux Prize Stories. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and a freelance editor, and leads fiction workshops in the United States and Europe.


Poetry

Ricky Laurentiis

Rickey Laurentiis (b. 1989) was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the author of Boy with Thorn, selected by Terrance Hayes for the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, winner of the 2016 Levis Reading Prize, and named one of the Top 16 Best Poetry Books by Buzzfeed. The recipient of 2013 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, his other honors include fellowships or scholarships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy, as well as the Alonzo Davis Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship from Washington University in St Louis, where he received his MFA in Writing. A resident of Brooklyn, NY, Rickey has taught at Washington University in St Louis, the Cooper Union and currently teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.


graphic memoir

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Amy Kurzweil is the author of Flying Couch: a graphic memoir, which the New York Times named an “Editor’s Choice” and one of the “2016 Season’s Best New Graphic Novels.” Her comics appear in The New Yorker and other publications, and her short stories have been published by The Toast, The Awl, Hobart, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She teaches writing and comics at Parsons The New School for Design and at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Amy lives in Brooklyn.


 

 

creative nonfiction

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There was nothing and no one to tell Samuel Autman who he was to be in the world. He had to discover and tell it himself.  His introduction to public writing was through journalism. He worked as a staff writer for the Tulsa World, The Salt Lake Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The San Diego Union Tribune. Along the way realized his initials are “SA”, and he decided was born to essay. He’s now a creative writing faculty member at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. His essay “Invisible Nails”, won first place in the SLS-DISQUIET 2015 Literary Contest in nonfiction, and comes out in print in June 2017 in KEPT SECRET: The Half-Truth in Nonfiction published by the Michigan State University Press. His essays have appeared in The Chalk Circle: Prizewinning Intercultural Essays, Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call, Ninth Letter, Andrea Reads America, The Common Reader, Under the Gum Tree, The Little Patuxent Review, The Naked Truth Magazine and Brevity.


past faculty

2016

Wesley Chu

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

David Crabb

Dana Johnson

Amelia Martens

Walton Muyumba

Salvatore Scibona

2015

Lynda Barry

Lou Berney

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Dan Chaon

Adrian Matejka

Alissa Nutting

John-Paul Zaccarini

2014

Jami Attenberg

Sally Ball

Jim Elledge

T.M. McNally

Christine Sneed

Stephen Motika

2013

Arthur Phillips

Cathy Bowman

Scott Hutchins

Nathaniel Perry

Alix Lambert

Lloyd Suh

2012

Lynda Barry

Dan Chaon

Jean Thompson

Erin Belieu

Jenny Browne

Lou Berney

James Canary

2011

Tony Ardizonne

Lynda Barry

Dan Chaon

Gary Ferguson

Jill Godmilow

Patrick Rosal

Julia Story

2010

Josip Novakovich

Meg Wolitzer

Eileen Myles

Samrat Upadhyay

Ed Pavlic

Mia Leonin

Micah Ling

Dan Barden

Josip Novakovich

2009

Julia Glass

Manuel Munoz

Aracelis Girmay

Alyce Miller

Tom Chiarello

Danit Brown

David Trinidad

2008

Donald Antrim

Karen Joy Fowler

Jean Valentine

Kevin Prufer

Tony Ardizzone

Alison Umminger

Ross Gay

Anne-Marie Oomen

2007

Khaled Mattawa

Matthew Klam

Catherine Bowman

Nicholas Dawidoff

Crystal Wilkinson

Adam Langer

Heather McHugh

Lee Martin

2006

Amy Bloom

Richard McCann

David Kirby

Barbara Hamby

Dana Johnson

Mark Wunderlich

Tyehimba Jess

2005

Tony Ardizzone

Mark Axelrod

Carol Bly

Cynie Cory

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Yusef Komunyakaa

David Lazar

David Leavitt

Brian Leung

Martha Rhodes

Maura Stanton

2004

Thomas Glave

Patricia Henley

Li-Young Lee

Alyce Miller

Jean Thompson

Terrance Hayes

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Michael Martone

Maureen Seaton

Karen Volkman

2003

Aimee Bender

Marilyn Chin

Elizabeth Dewberry

Amy Locklin

Clint McCown

David Wright

Robert Olen Butler

Alison Hawthorne Deming

Brenda Hillman

A. Loudermilk

Achy Obejas

Kevin Young

2002

Mark Doty

Molly Giles

Andrew Hudgins

Paul Lisicky

Manuel Luis Martinez

Michael Martone

Erin McGraw

Reginald McKnight

Roger Mitchell

Lucia Perillo

Karen Volkman

2001

Barrie Jean Borich

John Dufresne

Jim Grimsley

Alyce Miller

Ernesto Quiñonez

Jean Valentine

Cindy Chinelly

Beth Ann Fennelly

Shirlene Holmes

Susan Mitchell

Alan Shapiro

2000

Jonis Agee

Tony Ardizzone

Jim Elledge

Kate Daniels

C.J. Hribal

Timothy Liu

Beckian Fritz Goldberg

John Keene

Susan Neville

Kevin Stein

Michael Martone

Romayne Rubinas

1999

Catherine Bowman

Rodney Jones

Allison Joseph

Jesse Lee Kercheval

Brad Leithauser

Manuel Luis Martinez

Mary Jo Salter

Barbara Shoup

Jon Tribble

Charles Harper Webb

1998

Carol Anshaw

Pinckney Benedict

Catherine Bowman

Ralph Burns

Gerald Costanzo

Amy Gerstler

John McCluskey

Jay Meek

William O’Rourke

Lucia Perillo

Sharon Solwitz

1997

Marianne Boruch

Catherine Bowman

Richard Katrovas

Yusef Komunyakaa

Alyce Miller

Susan Neville

Barbara Shoup

Joan Silber

Arthur Vogelsang

David Wojahn

Al Young

1996

Ralph Burns

Jim Elledge

Reginald Gibbons

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

John McCluskey

Susan Neville

Frances Sherwood

Gerald Stern

Brian Swann

Roberta Swann

Jean Thompson

David Wojahn

1995

Ralph Burns

Bernard Cooper

Martin Espada

Thomas Gavin

John McCluskey

William Matthews

Frances Sherwood

Maura Stanton

Jean Thompson

C.D. Wright

Al Young

Paul Zimmer

1994

1993

1992

Ralph Angel

Tony Ardizzone

Robert Boswell

Lynn Emanuel

Mark Halliday

Heather McHugh

Reginald McKnight

William Matthews

Donald Revell

Gladys Swan

Jean Thompson

David Wojahn

1991

Deborah Digges

Alan Dugan

Richard Jackson

David Bradley

Susan Dodd

Ellen Lesser

Ira Sadoff

1990

Marvin Belle

Ralph Burns

Reginald Gibbons

Dewitt Henry

Lynda Hull

Reginald McKnight

Judy Troy

Joan Silber

Brian Swann

Roberta Swann

David Wojahn

Richard Yates

1989

Brian Swann

1988

1987

Brian Swann

1986

Maura Stanton

1985

Carol Bly

Lisel Mueller

Dave Smith

Rochelle Distelheim

Alvin Greenberg

Denise Levertov

Susan Neville

Scott Sanders

Sam Smiley

Maura Stanton

Brain Swann

Robley Wilson

1984

1983

Tim Cahill

Stanley Elkin

Douglas Hofstadter

Carolyn Kizer

Ursula LeGuin

Roger Mitchell

Thomas Rabbitt

Mary Robison

Scott Sanders

Sam Smiley

Dave Smith

1982

Willis Barnstone

Raymond Carver

George Garrett

James Hazard

Shirley Kaufman

Emily Cheney Neville

Scott Sanders

Cynthia Propper Seton

Clancy Sigal

William Stafford

Maura Stanton

Alberta Turner

1981

E.M. Broner

R.V. Cassill

James Hazard

Galway Kinnell

Carolyn Kizer

Paul Metcalf

Lisel Mueller

Scott Sanders

Clancy Sigal

Robley Wilson

1980

Alan Dugan

George Garrett

James Hazard

Paul Metcalf

Marge Piercy

Francine du Plessix Gray

Scott Sanders

Clancy Sigal

Mary Ellen Solt

Brian Swann

Diane Wakoski

Kathleen Wiegner

Maia Wojciechowska

1979

1978

Ursula LeGuin

Mary Fornes

Ishmael Reed

Ed Stern

1977

1976

John Arden

Richard Kostelanetz

Dan Georakas

Leonard Michaels

John Woods

Sol Yurick

Roger Zelazny

1975

Madeleine L’Engle

Paul Darcy Boles

Mary Daniels

Philip Hamburger

Jack Matthews

Roger Mitchell

Tad Mosee

Harry Mark Petrakis

1974

Norma Ainsworth

1973

Elizabeth Spencer

A.E.Hotchner

Stanley Elkin

Doris Betts

Arthur Gregor

Emily Cheney Neville

Eileen Jensen

John Brady

1972

Fred Mustard Stewart

Gerold Frank

Doris Betts

Jack Matthews

Sandra Hochman

Lloyd Alexander

Paul Darcy Boles

Charles and Bonnie Remsberg

1971

Anton Myrer

Elizabeth Spencer

Gay Talese

Gwendolyn Brooks

Madeleine L’Engle

Will Stanton

William Barry Furlong

Gretchen Cryer

1970

Noel B. Gerson

Harry Mark Petrakis

Martin L. Gross

Selden Rodman

Maia Wojciechowska

Robert Canzoneri

Richard Dunlop

Peter Masterson

1969

1968

Douglass Wallop

Jesse Hill Ford

William K. Zinsser

Lionel Wiggam

Jean Poindexter Colby

Arturo F. Gonzalez Jr.

Sam Smiley

Ilka Chase

1967

Jerome Weidman

Elizabeth Enright

Gerold Frank

Gwendolyn Brooks

Richard Atcheson

Beatrice Schenk De Regniers

Malcolm Foster

1966

Arthur Hailey

William Peden

Bruce and Naomi Bliven

Gwendolyn Brooks

Madeleine L’Engle

Robert Meredith

Lillian Pompian

1965

David Westheimer

Harry Mark Petrakis

Jhan & June Robbins

Lionel Wiggam

Madeleine L’Engle

Robert Meredith

Lillian Pompian

1964

Anya Seton

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Ernest Havemann

Lionel Wiggan

The Spewacks

Keith Robertson

Harry Mark Petrakis

Lillian Pompian

1963

John Brooks

James Reid Parker

Maurice Zolotow

Lionel Wiggam

Tad Mosel

Keith Robertson

Bernard Sabath

Lillian Pompian

1962

1961

Nathaniel Benchley

Elizabeth Janeway

William Jay Smith

Charlotte Zolotow

Richard Gehman

Howard Rodman

Bernard Sabath

1960

1959

Nancy Wilson Ross

Stanley Young

Maurice Zolotow

Jean Lee Latham

Ernest Kinoy

Winfield Townley

1958

Elizabeth Enright

John Selby

Maurice Zolotow

Peggy Bacon

Michelle Cousin

Reed Whittemore

1957

Jean Poindexter Colby

Walker Gibson

Don Congdon

Henry La Cossitt

Michelle Cousin

Jessamyn West

1956

Helen Eustis

Henry La Cossitt

Erik Barnouw

Howard Nemerov

Ruth Krauss

1955

Louise Bogan

Caroline Gordon

William Hodapp

Bruce Bliven, Jr.

Beatrice Creighton

1954

Elizabeth Yates

J.F. Powers

Robert Coughlan

Richard Wilbur

Paul Pickrel

1953

John Selby

Elizabeth Enright

John Malcolm Brinnin

Frances Gray Patton

Oliver Jensen

1952

Nelson Algren

John Ciardi

Victoria Lincoln

Isabel McLennon McMeekin

Richard H. Rovere

1951

Peter Taylor

Glenway Wescott

Richard Eberhart

John Bartlow Martin

Marjorie Flack

1950

Merle Miller

Louise Bogan

John Crowe Ransom

Lillian Smith

Caroline Gordon

Allen Tate

Gertrude Blumenthal

Walter S Campbell

1949

Andrew Lyttle

Harry Shaw

Stephen Spender

Jeannette Covert Nolan

Glenway Wescott

Karl Detzer

Arch Oboler

1948

John Frederick Nims

John R Tunis

Jessamyn West

Lillian Hellman

John Horne Burns

Kenneth Fearing

Rolfe Humphries

William E Wilson

Irving Stone

1947

Carl Carmer

David L Cohn

Howard Fast

Brendan Gill

Horace Gregory

Ralph Humphries

Randall Jarrell

Meridel Le Sueur

John R Tunis

Ann Weil

Marya Zaturenska

1946

Robert Hillyer

Don Herold

MacKinlay Kantor

Mari Sandoz

Mary Jane Ward

Marion Boyd Havighurst

Walter Havighurst

John R Tunis

1945

Horace Gregory

Boyden Sparks

James T Farrell

Richard A Cordell

Jeanette Covert Nolan

AC Spectorsky

Ruth Suckow

1944

1943

1942

Carl Carmer

John T Frederick

Katherine Anne Porter

David Daiches—Elliot Prize

Jeanette Covert Nolan

John Crowe Ransom

1941

Sally Benson

Carl Carmer

Nannine Joseph

Herbert J. Muller

Jeannette Covert Nolan

Kerker Quinn

John Crowe Ransom

Irwin Shaw

S. Stephenson Smith

Marguerite Young

1940

John Gould Fletcher

Jesse Stuart

Will David Howe

Jessica Mannon

Karl W. Detzer

Maxwell Aley

Jeanette Covert Nolan

Margaret Weymouth Jackson

Miriam Mason Swain