Master Classes and Symposia

Photo: Jordana Frankel, Larry Doyle, Eleanor Wilner (top row), Glen Retief, CA Conrad, Jake Adam York (bottom row)

Each semester the Kratz Center for Creative Writing works with professors from the English Department to host visits by professional writers to creative writing workshops where they share vital issues of craft and publication.

Over the years, visiting writers for master classes have included many authors, including such luminaries as Eleanor Wilner, Aryn Kyle, Larry Doyle, Jake Adam York, Abdul Ali, Michael Downs, David Ebenbach, CA Conrad, Eileen Myles, and Elissa Schappel.

Some visiting writers for master classes are Goucher College alumnae/i.

The previous September, our 2013 Fall Visiting Author Lynda Barry taught two free master classes to a broad cross section of students, faculty, and community writers and artists. Of her writing workshops, the New York Times has noted that, “Lynda Barry will make you believe in yourself.” 

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.