Faculty 2011-2012

Nancy Doyne
Tom Ferrick
Daisy Fried
Karl Kirchwey
Elizabeth Mosier
Karen Russell
Daniel Smith
J.C. Todd
Daniel Torday

Nancy Doyne

Lecturer, Creative Writing

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 is currently in production.

Course List:
ArtW 266: Screening Writing

Daisy Fried

Lecturer

Fried  Daisy Fried is the author of two books of poems, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn't  Mean to Do It, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. For her poetry, she's received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize and the Cohen Award from Ploughshares. Recent poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review and elsewhere. She reviews books of poetry for the New York Times and Poetry magazine, and received Poetry magazine's Editors Prize for a Feature Article, for "Sing, God-Awful Muse," about Paradise Lost and breastfeeding. She's been a guest blogger for Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation. She has taught creative writing at Villanova University, Haverford College, University of Pennsylvania, in Warren Wilson College's low-residency MFA program, and as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College. She lives in South Philadelphia.
Photo: Pierce Backes

Course List:
ArtW 361: Writing Poetry II


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Tom Ferrick

Lecturer, Creative Writing

ferrickTom Ferrick, Jr. is a journalist with more than 35 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. He currently works as a freelance reporter, editor and media consultant.

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.

Course List:
ArtW 264 - News and Feature Writing

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Karl Kirchwey

Associate Professor, Director of the Creative Writing Program--On Leave

KirchweyKarl Kirchwey holds degrees in English Literature from Yale College (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.A.). He is the author of five 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) and The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007). His 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 (Chicago), 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), Mount Lebanon (Marian Wood Books/Putnam's, 2011) and Poems Under Saturn, a translation of Paul Verlaine's Poemes saturniens (Princeton University Press, 2011).

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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Elizabeth Mosier

Lecturer

Elizabeth MosierElizabeth Mosier is the author of the novel, My Life as a Girl (Random House) and numerous short stories and essays, which have appeared in literary and commercial magazines including Seventeen, Cimarron Review, Child, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Poets and Writers.  Her novella, The Playgroup, is forthcoming in September, 2011, part of GemmaMedia's "Open Door" series to promote adult literacy.  A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has taught fiction and nonfiction writing to audiences from elementary school to adult, in a variety of settings including Bryn Mawr, the Bennington College July Program and at elementary schools as part of the Young Writers Day program. www.ElizabethMosier.com

Course List:
ArtW: 269 Writing for Children
ArtW: 260 Short Fiction I

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Karen Russell

Lecturer

Russell  Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in The New Yorker’s debut fiction issue and on The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 list, and was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. In 2009, she received the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation.  A former fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she has taught creative writing at Columbia University and Williams College and was awarded the Bard Fiction Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and Swamplandia!, both published by Knopf.


Course List:
ArtW: 360 Writing Short Fiction II

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Daniel Smith

Lecturer

smith   Daniel Smith is the author of Muses, Madmen, and   Prophets: Hearing Voices and the Borders of Sanity (2007) and Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in the summer of 2012. A former staff editor at The Atlantic, he served as co-editor of The American Idea, an anthology published by Knopf on the occasion of the magazine’s 150th anniversary. Smith’s essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The American Scholar, The Atlantic, Granta, n+1, New York, The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Magazine, among other places, and he is the co-producer and co-host of the n+1 podcast, a monthly interview show about arts and culture. Smith currently holds the Mary Ellen Donnelly Critchlow Chair in English at The College of New Rochelle.

Course List:
ArtW 263: Memoir

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J.C. Todd

Lecturer, Creative Writing

ToddJ. 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
EMLY 001.001: The Journey: Act and Metaphor
ENG 125  Writing Workshop

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Daniel Torday

Visiting Assistant Professor, Director of the Creative Writing Program

Daniel 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. His short novel, The Sensualist, will be published in March 2012 by Nouvella Books.

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. A collection of his short stories was recently named a finalist for the Bakeless Prize, and he is at work on a novel. 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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