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Elizabeth Inness-Brown, MFA

Professor of English
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M.F.A., Columbia University, Creative Writing: Fiction
B.A., St. Lawrence University, English and Fine Arts

Areas of Expertise:

Academic writing, fiction writing, creative nonfiction writing

Classes I Teach:

  • FS111: The Examined Life
  • EN327: Fiction Writing Workshop
  • EN329: Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
  • EN101: College Writing
  • HU350: Advanced Academic Writing

I have published two books of short stories: Satin Palms and Here.

I have published one novel: Burning Marguerite.

Working with my students, I have produced two in-house texts: The Little Book on Teaching Writing to First-Year Students, and The Manual of the Writing Center of Saint Michael's College.

For my fiction, I have received Pushcart Prizes and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Saint Michael's nominated me for Vermont Professor of the Year.

Life Off Campus:

I'm an avid gardener, both flowers and vegetables. Nothing pleases me more than spending a whole day working in my gardens. I became a mother at the age of 44, and my son Michael, born in 1998, is the apple of my eye. Writing is my passion; I have loved sharing that passion with my students ever since I started teaching, in 1979.

Elizabeth Inness-Brown, professor of English, will be giving a workshop and reading at the First Annual Greensboro Writers' Forum on August 19, in Greensboro, Vermont. This is a program sponsored by the Greensboro Arts Alliance and curated by Sara Dillon ’77, an inductee into the college’s Academic Hall of Fame.
(posted August 2014)

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