Faculty & Workshops

Faculty and Workshops

Distinguished Visiting Writer – Robin Wall Kimmerer

Distinguished Visiting Writer – Robin Wall Kimmerer


Poetry – Elizabeth Bradfield


Poetry – Brenda Shaughnessy



Fiction – Scott Russell Sanders


Creative Nonfiction – Alison Hawthorne Deming



Creative Nonfiction – Meera Subramanian

Our Distinguished Visiting Writers have included the major American poets Mark Doty, Joy Harjo, Terrance Hayes, Edward Hirsch, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Natasha Trethewey, and Kevin Young and novelists Ron Carlson, Pam Houston, and Bret Lott.

Our teaching faculty has included NEA fellows and winners of major awards including the National Book Award.

They are not only well-published, well-respected, award-winning writers, they are also excellent teachers, most of whom hold professorships and have been recognized for their skill in the classroom.

It is this passion for teaching and writing that builds an enthusiastic learning community, and we hear from participants that they’ve kept in touch with faculty and fellow participants years after attending this conference.


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