Short Courses

Teachers of Recent Short Courses

These writers have taught and will be teaching short courses in creative writing at Grinnell:

Fall 2019
Carlos Gamerro – Creative Writing Global Perspectives
Garth Greenwell – Style in Creative Writing
Spring 2019
Samantha Chang – The Grinnell Writers Workshop
Fall 2018
Alisa Ganieva – Twisting the Plot Theory and Practice of Literary Techniques
Spring 2018
Shanna Benjamin – Citizen Maxine
Hugo Hamilton – Contemporary Irish Fiction
Fall 2017
Yvonne Adhiamo Owuo – Literary Tourism
Spring 2017
Bennett Sims – Horror & Weird Fiction
Fall 2016
Jeff Porter – Radio Days New Media Writing and the Art of Sound
Spring 2016
Alissa Nutting – Writing Shame Reading & Crafting Literary Embarrassment
Fall 2015
Jeff Porter – Radio Days New Media Writing and the Art of Sound
Fall 2014
T. Geronimo Johnson – Fiction Writers Workshop
Spring 2014
poet Richard Kenney, Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow
Fall 2013
Jeff Porter – Radio Days New Media Writing and the Art of Sound
Fall 2012
Jeff Porter – Radio Days New Media Writing and the Art of Sound
Saugata Bhaduri – From Theory to Post-Theory
Sam Tanenhaus – The Writer in the World
Spring 2013
Dobe/Kapila – Gandhi Yogi, Hero or Activist?
Spring 2012
novelist Kevin Brockmeier, winner of the O. Henry Award and National Endowment for the Arts fellow – Advanced Fiction
Fall 2011
non-fiction writer Jeff Porter
Spring 2011
poet Richard Kenney, Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow
Spring 2010
novelist Paul Harding, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Fall 2008
poet and non-fiction writer Steve Kuusisto
Spring 2008
poet and non-fiction writer Steve Kuusisto
Fall 2007
poet Tessa Rumsey, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize
Spring 2007
poet Marvin Bell, Guggenheim and National Endowments for the Arts fellow
Spring 2006
poet Emily Wilson, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow
Fall 2005
novelist Kevin Brockmeier
Spring 2005
novelist James Hynes
Spring 2004
poet Robert Hass, MacArthur fellow and co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize
poet Brenda Hillman, Guggenheim and National Endowments for the Arts fellow
Spring 2003
poet Cole Swensen
Fall 2002
novelist Chris Offutt, Guggenheim fellow

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