Jan 1, 2010
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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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Feb 21, 2020
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Sarah Pinsker Nominated for two Nebula Awards

Today, the nominations for the 55th Annual Nebula Awards were announced with Sarah Pinsker, the Kratz Center’s current Spring Writer in Residence receiving two nominations. Ms. Pinsker is a finalist for the Nebula’s Best Novel Award for A Song for a New Day and also for Best Novelette for The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye. She has been nominated for Nebula Awards seven times before and won Best Novelette in 2015 for Our Lady of the Open Road. Ms. Pinsker, Goucher class of 1999, returned to campus this January to serve as the Kratz Spring Writer in Residence.  She will give a reading on March 10th at 8:00PM in Buchner Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.  The Nebula Awards winners will be announced on May 30th. For more on the Nebula Award and other nominations, see the link below:


Nov 1, 2019
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Announcing Sarah Pinsker as our 2020 Spring Writer in Residence
























The Kratz Center is proud to welcome author Sarah Pinsker this coming spring. Sarah Pinsker ’99 has won Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon awards and has received seven Nebula nominations and three Hugo nominations. Her story collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, was published by Small Beer Press in March 2019, and her novel, A Song For A New Day, was released by Berkley/Penguin/Random House in September 2019.

Sarah Pinsker will read from her work on the night of March 10, 2020.

Please feel free to email any questions to Kratz.Center@goucher.edu.

Jun 27, 2019
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Introducing Our 2019 Fall Visiting Writer

Mar 25, 2019
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Vanessa Manko, A Reading