Faculty 2013-2014

Nomi Eve
Nancy Doyne
Dipika Guha
Tom Ferrick
Karl Kirchwey
Ann Kjellberg
Elizabeth Mosier
J.C. Todd
Daniel Torday

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Lecturer

Nomi Eve
is the author of the novel, The Family Orchard , (Knopf) and the forthcoming Henna , (Scribner’s). Her short stories and book reviews have appeared in many publications, including Glimmer Train Stories , The Village Voice Literary Supplement and Conjunctions . Eve holds a B.A. from Penn State and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Brown University. She has taught fiction writing at Brown, Wheaton College, and at Penn State. Website: nomi-eve.com

Course List:
ArtW360: Writing Short Fiction II

Nancy Doyne

Lecturer

Nancy Doyne is a writer. Her screenplays include What Maisie Knew, based on the novel by Henry James and The Eustace Diamonds based on the novel by Anthony Trollope. Teleplays for television include adaptations of a short story by Frederic Brown as well as an adaptation of an EC Comic. In addition to Bryn Mawr College, she has taught at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives and works in New York City, where her screenplay What Maisie Knew was released in 2013.

Course List:
ArtW 266: Screening Writing

 

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Dipika Guha

Lecturer

Dipika Guha’s plays include THE BETROTHED (Wellfleet Harbour Actors Theatre, Chester Theatre), PASSING (Risk is This Festival, Cutting Ball Theatre) and THE RULES (Superlab workshop Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb, Old Vic New Voices Workshop). Her plays have been developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, WordBRIDGE, New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, Ars Nova and Tobacco Theatre (UK) among others. Residencies include Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Residents Artists Program and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is a Dramatists Guild Fellow, an Ars Nova Playgroup Alum, a Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab and an Affiliated Artist with New Georges. Recent projects include a new play commission from New Georges/Barnard College and a year-long commission from the Yale Center for Scientific Teaching. She is currently co-producing Letters from Guantanamo, a series of short plays by playwrights responding to recent events at Guantanamo with New Georges at the Culture Project.

Dipika Guha has a BA from University College London, was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University and graduated from the MFA Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama, where she studied with Paula Vogel. She was raised in India, Russia and the United Kingdom. She enjoys sharing playwriting with diverse communities, has worked at schools, non profits, theatres and universities, and has also worked as a critic, reviewing fiction for the Times Literary Supplement (UK).

Course List
ArtW 262: Playwriting I

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Tom Ferrick

Lecturer

Tom Ferrick, Jr. is a journalist with 40 years experience as a reporter, editor and columnist. He spent most of his career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and his assignments included City Hall bureau chief, national reporter, chief political writer, investigative reporter and poverty writer. He also helped establish the paper's Computer Assisted Reporting unit. For nine years, he was an Inquirer metro columnist.

Ferrick is winner of a number of major local and national journalism awards, including a Polk Award for investigative reporting, a World Hunger Award for his reporting on the homeless, and a Pulitzer Prize as a member of a team of Inquirer reporters for coverage of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island. He currently serves as senior editor of Metropolis (www.plmetropolis.com), an in-depth news and information web site based in Philadelphia.

Course List
ArtW 264: News and Feature Writing

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Kirchwey

Karl Kirchwey

Professor of the Arts, Director of the Creative Writing Program
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Karl Kirchwey holds degrees in English Literature from Yale College (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.A.). He is the author of six books of poems: A Wandering Island (Princeton University Press, 1990; recipient of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America), Those I Guard (Harcourt Brace and Company, 1993), The Engrafted Word (Henry Holt, 1998; a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”), At the Palace of Jove (Putnam, 2002), The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007), and Mount Lebanon (Marian Wood Books/Putnam, 2011). Poems Under Saturn, his translation of Paul Verlaine's Poemes saturniens, was published by Princeton University Press in 2011. Kirchwey's play in verse entitled Airedales & Cipher, based on the Alcestis of Euripides, received the 1997 Paris Review Prize for Poetic Drama and has been presented in public readings at An Appalachian Summer Festival (Boone, North Carolina) and at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in New York. His poems have appeared in periodicals such as Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, Little Star, The Nation, The New Criterion, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Parnassus, Partisan Review, Poetry, Slate, The Southwest Review, Tin House, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. His poems and translations have been anthologized in works including The KGB Bar Book of Poems (2000), The Best of the Best American Poetry, 1987-1998 (1998), Twentieth Century Latin American Poetry: a Bilingual Anthology (1996), Twentieth Century Poems on the Gospels: an Anthology (1996), After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1995).

Karl Kirchwey has been the recipient of grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as well as from the National Endowment for the Arts, and also received a Rome Prize in Literature in 1994-95. From 1987 to 2000, he was Director of the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in New York City. He has taught creative writing and literature at Smith College, Yale and Wesleyan Universities, and in the M.F.A. program at Columbia University. He received the Rosalind Schwartz Teaching Award from Bryn Mawr College in 2003.


Course List
CSem 002 - Classical Myth and the Contemporary Imagination
Engl 202 - Understanding Poetry
Engl 231 - Modernism in Anglo-American Poetry
Engl 232 - Voices In and Out of School: American Poetry Since World War II
ArtW 159 - Introduction to Creative Writing
ArtW 236 - Contemporary Literature Seminar
ArtW 240 - Literary Translation Workshop
ArtW 261 - Writing Poetry I
ArtW 263 - Writing Memoir I
ArtW 361 - Writing Poetry II
ArtW 366 - Writing Memoir II
ArtW 367 - Advanced Fiction & Nonfiction (coordinator)
ArtW 382 - Poetry Master Class (coordinator)

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Ann Kjellberg

Lecturer

Ann Kjellberg is an editor at The New York Review of Books and the founding editor of Little Star, a magazine of poetry and prose. She is also the literary executor of the poet Joseph Brodsky and a former book editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and a graduate of  Yale University.

Elizabeth Mosier

Elizabeth Mosier

Lecturer

Elizabeth Mosier is the author of The Playgroup (part of the Gemma Open Door series to promote adult literacy) and My Life as a Girl (Random House). Her short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in many national magazines, and her work is regularly featured in “Currents” in The Philadelphia Inquirer. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has twice been named a Discipline Winner in Fiction by the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and has received a Literature Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing in a variety of settings, including the Pennsylvania Young Writers Day program.   www.ElizabethMosier.com
Course List
ArtW: 269: Writing for Children
ArtW: 260: Short Fiction I

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Todd

J.C. Todd

Lecturer

J. C. Todd holds a B. A. in Literature from Duquesne University and  an M. F. A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  She is the author of a book of poems, What Space This Body (Wind Publications, 2008) and two chapbooks, Entering Pisces (Pine Press, 1985) and Nightshade (Pine Press, 2000; finalist for the Flume Press Chapbook Award).  Her poems have appeared in such periodicals as American Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her poems and translations have been anthologized in What’s Your Exit? (2010), Poetinus Druskininku Ruduo (2002, 2004, 2005), Poezijos Pavasaris (2001), and SHADE (2004). As a contributing editor for The Drunken Boat, she edited translation features on contemporary poetry from Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia, and she has been a guest poetry editor for the Bucks County Review (Summer, 2005).

She is a recipient of fellowships and grants for poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, and the Latvian Cultural Capital Fund, as well as an International Artist Exchange Award from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a scholarship to the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators. She has received five Pushcart Prize nominations for poetry and one for creative non-fiction and was a finalist for the Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has been a lecturer in graduate English at Rosemont College and in creative and expository writing at The College of New Jersey and Kutztown University. In 2004, she was a guest lecturer in American Studies for various universities in Germany under the sponsorship of the United States Embassy in Berlin.

Course List
ArtW 159:  Introduction to Creative Writing
ArtW  261:  Poetry I
ArtW 361: Poetry II
EMLY 001.001: The Journey: Act and Metaphor
ENG 125  Writing Workshop

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Daniel Torday

Visiting Assistant Professor

Daniel Torday's novella, The Sensualist, was the winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction, the Goldberg Prize. His debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, will be published by St. Martin's Press in 2015. Torday's fiction, essays and criticism have appeared in   Esquire Magazine, Five Chapters, Fifty-Two Stories, Harvard Review, Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, and The New York Times.

A former editor at Esquire, Torday serves as a Book Review Editor at The Kenyon Review. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Literary Imagination, and a consulting editor at Hunger Mountain. Torday holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University, where he taught literature and writing.

Course List
ArtW 260 - Writing Short Fiction I
ArtW 360 - Writing Short Fiction II
ArtW 265 - Creative Nonfiction
ArtW 364 - Longer Fictional Forms

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