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.
Juan Sebastian Agudelo
Poetry Workshop Instructor
Sebastian's collection of poems, To the Bone, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize 2008. His new book, Each Chartered Street, is forthcoming in 2013.
Fiction Writing and Editorial Practices Instructor
Hilary is the author of the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets. She has worked for years as an editor of international literature and is a book-review editor with the Kenyon Review. With Zach Savich she edits the Open Prose Series at Rescue Press. She is the co-director, with Pam Thompson, of Clockroot Books. Recent work has appeared in Western Humanities Review, Pleiades, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.