Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Writer

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta has taught writing for Harvard Extension School and Summer School since 2012. She has written six books of poetry and prose, most recently the biography Energy: The Life of John J. McKetta, Jr. (University of Texas Press, 2017). McKetta's poetry and prose have been featured in over fifty literary journals around the United States, including Mid-American Review, Raintown Review, and The Coachella Review, and a number of her poems have been translated into German. She serves as nonfiction editor for the literary journal Bosque. She holds degrees from Harvard (BA, English), Georgetown (MA, English), and University of Texas (PhD, English). Much of her work focuses on the intersections between fairy tales and autobiography. Sharp Mcketta lives in Boise, Idaho, with her family.

Education

  • PhD University of Texas

Contact

mcketta.harvard@gmail.com

Courses with Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

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.

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.

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.