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.

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Announcing our Fall 2023 Visiting Author: Allegra Goodman!

Allegra Goodman’s novels include Sam (a Read With Jenna Book Club selection), The Chalk Artist (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award), Intuition, The Cookbook Collector, Paradise Park, and Kaaterskill Falls (a National Book Award finalist). Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and has been anthologized in The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories.

The Kratz Center Welcomes Hugo Award Winner Sarah Pinsker

Sarah Pinsker is the 2023 Kratz Spring Writer in Residence

Sarah Pinsker’s short stories and novels have won four Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the Philip K Dick Award, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award, and the Locus Award. Her second novel, We Are Satellites, was published by Berkley in 2021, and her second collection, Lost Places, will be published by Small Beer Press in spring 2023.