After graduating, she spent a year teaching history and geography in Gaborone, Botswana, as part of the Princeton-in-Africa fellowship programme.
In the fall, she will teach university writing to Columbia University freshmen.
Participants practice their literary craft with an attentive group of their peers, under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
They write extensively and participate in candid, helpful critiques of their own work and that of their peers.
“The professors and students came together as a collaborative, supportive writing community.
The professors were very committed to our learning experience and exposed us to an incredible and varied collection of literature that helped us shape our writing styles.” This workshop is geared toward students who have considerable experience in creative writing or who demonstrate unusual talent.
She received her BA at Oklahoma City University where she won the Kimberly Fuller Award for Creative Writing.
She is currently working on a novel about ghosts and the Dust Bowl.
She studies in the fiction MFA program at Columbia University and is currently at work on a collection of inter-linked short stories.
She is also the associate editor of the literary annual Erika Luckert holds a BA in English and Creative writing from the University of Alberta, and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University.