Creative Writing Instructor

PORTER SHREVE, Professor , Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English & Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities (retired) has previously published twenty-five books (novels, stories, poetry, memoir, criticism, and reviews), eleven chapbooks, and two translations of classical drama.

Her newest full-length collection of poems, , appeared from Rain Mountain Press the same year.

She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Research and Study Center at Harvard, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the James A. More information about Jesse Lee Kercheval may be found on her website.

RON KUKA, Faculty Associate & Creative Writing Program Coordinator , all published by Viking Penguin.

She is also an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program.

She is the author of the 15 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction in English.He is the author of the poetry collections , and many other literary publications.His awards and honors include Council for Wisconsin Writers Book Awards, Wisconsin Arts Board Grants, the Helen Bullis Prize, three Distinguished Teaching Awards, two ACLS Fellowships, the Robert E. Bartel Award in the Arts, the Wisconsin Library Association Notable Author award, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Major (Lifetime) Achievement Award, the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Short Fiction (for ), and the Association for Writers and Writing Programs' first George Garrett Award for "exceptional donations of care, time, and labor on behalf of other writers." More information about Ron Wallace is available at his website.For example, the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center recommends that creative writing instructors teach students how to become "expert readers" so they can learn "basic techniques of creative expression." Creative writing teachers also need the skills to teach students how to develop themes and ideas, as well as how to evaluate and revise their work.Write, and market your work by attending readings, book signings and other events for writers.Don’t let this dissuade you from revising again and again, which can really improve a piece of writing.To choose to be a creative writing teacher is to choose a path that is often difficult, but that can be very rewarding.The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.In 2012, she received both the Taramuto Prize for a story and the Carole Weinstein Prize for Poetry. She is currently the College of Letters & Science’s Jartz Fellow. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rea Award for the Short Story and the Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, and is a member of both the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.RONALD WALLACE, Felix Pollak Professor Emeritus of Poetry & Halls-Bascom Professor Emeritus of English is the founder and Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Program in Creative Writing, and the founder and editor of the University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series (the Brittingham and Pollak Prizes).


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