Summer Institute : Creative Writing : Faculty
Director of the BFA in Creative Writing Program
Elise is the author of three novels, including One for Sorrow, Two for Joy and Getting Over Jack Wagner, which was a "Critic’s Choice" in People magazine and optioned for film. Her short fiction has been widely published in magazines including The Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review and Ploughshares, and cited by The Best American Short Stories 2010. Her new novel is forthcoming from grand Central/Hachette in 2014.
Poetry Workshop Instructor
Zach is the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living(University of Iowa Press, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010) and The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011). He is also the author of a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011), and a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (Omnidawn, 2011).
David graduated from the film program at Temple University and quickly found work on both indie films and Hollywood features. He has written, been hired to write and/or doctor nearly 25 feature film screenplays, one of which, “What Matters Most,” was produced in New York City in 2007 and another one, “Aftermath,” was optioned by an L.A. producer. He has reviewed films for national publications and, in 2010, he contributed a chapter on the history of photography to publisher Walter Foster’s The Daily Book of Photography.