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 an undergraduate academic center devoted to the study and presentation of creative writing. We are continuing to develop our new website. Thank you for your patience as we perform digital housekeeping.
About the Spring 2013 Writer-in-Residence Event
We are pleased to welcome the novelist, essayist, and educator Kyoko Mori as the Spring 2013 Kratz Writer-in-Residence. Professor Mori will be in residence for the entire Spring semester. She will teach English 300, an advanced fiction writing course and conduct tutorials with talented creative writing students. She will also read from her work and sign copies of her award winning books. The specifics of her reading and book signing are as follows:
What: A Reading and Book Signing by Kyoko Mori
When: Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Where: Buchner Hall of the Alumnae/i House at Goucher
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.
Colm Tóibín joined us on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. for a reading and book signing in Kraushaar Auditorium within the Dorsey Center at Goucher College (1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204).
During the day on Monday, November 12, 2012, Colm Tóibín met with students and community members for a small, informal chat at 3:30 p.m. in the Siebert Curriculum Resource Center of the Goucher College Library within Goucher’s Athenaeum. Both events were free and open to the public.
Eleanor Kratz Denoon (1915 - 2010)
The founding donor of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing was Eleanor Kratz Denoon, class of 1936. She was a tireless champion of literature, a lifelong advocate for peace, and a beloved alumna of Goucher College.