Master Classes and Symposia
Each semester the Kratz Center for Creative Writing works with professors from the English Department and other programs like the Peace Studies 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, Larry Doyle, Jake Adam York, Abdul Ali, Glen Retief, CA Conrad, Michael Downs, David Ebenbach, Eileen Myles, and Elissa Schappel.
Some visiting writers for master classes are Goucher College alumnae/i.
On Monday and Tuesday September 23 and 24, 2013, our Fall 2013 Visiting Author Lynda Barry taught two free master classes on each day from 4:00 p,m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Heubeck Multipurpose Room at Goucher College to a broad cross section of students, faculty, and community writers and artists. Of her writing workshops, the New York Times notes 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.