Creative Writing

Creative Writing
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Explore how contemporary writers are writing in new ways. Draw inspiration from prompts, writing exercises and readings. You’ll give and receive feedback with classmates and hone your work one-on-one with faculty and on your own.

Each student shares their work in class, at weekly open readings, and in an anthology published at the end of each session.


Faculty: Trish Hartland


Before earning an MFA from the University of Notre Dame's Creative Writing program this May, Trish earned an MFA at the Iowa Translation Workshop, where she served as the Outreach & Engagement Fellow and was an editor of the Exchanges Literary Journal. She enjoys teaching creative writing courses with an emphasis on collaborative and cross-media explorations. Her translations, poetry, and reviews can be found in a variety of journals, and a co-translation of Raphaël Confiant's Stephanie St. Clair, Queen of Harlem is forthcoming with Dialogos Books.


Faculty: Ally Young


Ally has an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University, where she taught undergraduate writing and worked as Editor in Chief at Salt Hill. Her work has appeared or will appear in The Columbia Poetry Review, The Bennington Review, Birdfeast, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Texas Poetry Review, Peach Magazine, and elsewhere. Her chapbook The West and Other Mistakes was released in 2016 via Dancing Girl Press. She holds a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College, once rode her bicycle across Iowa, and can be found online at

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