Welcome to the website of The Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College. Co-directed by Madison Smartt Bell and Elizabeth Spires, the Kratz Center is one of Maryland’s premier undergraduate academic centers devoted to the study and presentation of creative writing. To learn about our Summer Writing Fellowships for undergraduate students at Goucher College, please visit www.goucher.edu/kratzfellowships.

About the Spring 2014 Writer-in-Residence:


Michael Kimball

We are pleased to welcome the award-winning novelist Michael Kimball as the Spring 2014 Kratz Writer-in-Residence at Goucher College. Professor Kimball will teach English 300, an advanced fiction workshop on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Kratz Seminar Room (Julia Rogers Room 228) and conduct independent studies. Professor Kimball will also read from his work on Wednesday April 2, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. A limited supply of Michael Kimball’s books are available for Goucher College creative writing students and select members of the Goucher community within the Writer’s Corner of the Soper Room in the Julia Rogers Building at Goucher College. For more information about obtaining preview copies of Professor Kimball’s books, email kratz@goucher.edu. For more information about Professor Kimball’s residency, click here.

About the Fall 2013 Visiting Author Event:

We were pleased to welcome the cartoonist and novelist Lynda BarryClick here to read more about Lynda Barry’s visit to the college.

About the Spring 2013 Writer-in-Residence Event:

We were pleased to welcome the novelist, essayist, and educator Kyoko Mori as the Spring 2013 Kratz Writer-in-Residence. For more information on this event, click here.

About the Fall 2012 Visiting Author Event:

We were pleased to welcome Colm Tóibín as the Fall 2012 Visiting Author. Colm Tóibín is the Award-Winning author of the novels The Master and Brooklyn, and the Mellon Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. For more information on this event, click here.