Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Writer

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta is the author of three books, The Fairy Tales Mammals Tell (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2013), The Creative Year: 52 Workshops for Writers (Frog Prince Press, 2014), and Poetry for Strangers (Frog Prince Press, 2015). A fourth book, Energy: The Life of John J. McKetta, is forthcoming from the University of Texas Press in 2017. McKetta got her PhD from the University of Texas in 2009, focused on the intersections between fairy tales and autobiography.

Education

  • PhD University of Texas

Contact

mcketta.harvard@gmail.com

Courses with Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Fall term 2017

Proseminar: Elements of the Writer's Craft

Francine Prose, in her book Reading Like a Writer, observes that historically "writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors." In other words, we cannot write well if we do not know how to read well. The focus of this course is to teach prose writers how to read well.

Proseminar: Elements of the Writer's Craft

Francine Prose, in her book Reading Like a Writer, observes that historically "writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors." In other words, we cannot write well if we do not know how to read well. The focus of this course is to teach prose writers how to read well.

Writing in the Humanities

This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the humanities.

Spring Term 2018

Proseminar: Elements of the Writer's Craft

Francine Prose, in her book Reading Like a Writer, observes that historically "writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors." In other words, we cannot write well if we do not know how to read well. The focus of this course is to teach prose writers how to read well.

Writing in the Humanities

This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the humanities.