Emerging Writers in Residence
Kate Blakinger (Fiction, fall 2010) is a fiction writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including The Gettysburg Review.
Casey Wiley (Creative Nonfiction, fall 2009) has published essays in Emerson Review, Word Riot, Fringe, and elsewhere, and was selected for a Finalist for Glimmertrain's Short Story Award for New Writers. He is working on a book about social humor.
David-Matthew Barnes (Screenwriting, fall 2008) has written and produced numerous films, including the full-length feature film Frozen Stars. His award-winning plays have been staged internationally, as well as in Chicago and New York.
Seth Sawyers (Creative Nonfiction, fall 2007) has published essays in Crab Orchard Review, Fugue, Ninth Letter, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere.
Luke Krueger (Play writing, fall 2006) has published several plays and a book of nonfiction, A Noble Function: How U-Haul Moved America (Barricade Books, 2007).
Matthew Pitt (Fiction, fall 2005) has published stories in Best New American Voices 2001, Witness, Confrontation, The Colorado Review, and Crab Orchard Review. His first book of fiction, the short story collection ATTENTION PLEASE NOW, won the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize and was published in 2010.
Lee Peterson (Poetry, fall 2004) is the author of Rooms and Fields: Dramatic Monologues from the War in Bosnia (Kent State University Press, 2004).
Sharon Wahl (Fiction, fall 2003) has published her stories in the Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, Literal Latte, StoryQuarterly, and others journals.
Patrick Rosal (Poetry, fall 2001) is the author of two books of poetry: Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive and My American Kundiman (Persea Books, 2004 and 2006).
Mellissa Fratterigo (Fiction, fall 2000) is the winner of the Sam Adams/Zoetrope All Story Short Fiction Contest.
Deborah Bernhardt (Poetry, fall 1999) is the author of Echolalia, a collection of poems (Four Way Books, 2006).
Contact:Ms. Erin C. Murphy
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Arts and Humanities
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