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Contact Information

Elena Levy-Navarro
Department Chair & Professor
Phone: 262-472-5047
Location: Laurentide Hall 3110
Pilar Melero
Language & Literature Professor
Phone: 262-472-3173
Location: Laurentide Hall 3106
Elizabeth Lamb
Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1036
Location: Laurentide Hall 3112

Faculty Published Works

The UW-Whitewater Creative Writing faculty are a distinguished group of writers who actively publish in their chosen genres.

Marilyn Annucci (MFA, University of Pittsburgh) is the author of two chapbooks: Waiting Room, which won the 2012 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, selected by Tony Hoagland (Hill-Stead Museum, 2012), and Luck (Parallel Press, 2000). Her work has appeared in various journals online and in print, including Verse Wisconsin, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, North American Review, Wisconsin People & Ideas, Poetry Daily, and Indiana Review. 

Erin Celello (MFA, Northern Michigan University) is the author of two novels: Miracle Beach (Penguin/NAL, 2011) and Learning to Stay (Penguin/NAL, 2013), which was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner award. Her nonfiction has appeared in Zocalo Public Square.

Patrick Moran (MFA, Iowa Writer's Workshop) is the author of four books of poetry: The Book of Lost Things (Augury Books, 2012), Tell a Pitiful Story (MWPH, 2011), Doppelgangster (Main Street Rag Press, 2012), and Rumors of Organized Crime, Poems & Plays' 2013 Tennessee Chapbook Prize winner. He is also the author of "The Ampersand: Casual Vortex or Engraver's Shortcut," which appeared in the 2013 September issue of The Writer's Chronicle. His poems and translations have appeared in many journals, including the New Republic, The Antioch Review, The Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review and The Boston Review.

Holly Wilson (MFA, Wichita State University and PhD, Florida State) has published fiction in Narrative Magazine, Redivider, Northwest Review, Opium Magazine, Short Story, The Portland Review, and Eye-Rhyme: Journal of New Literature. Her story "Night Glow" won Third Place in Narrative's First-Person Story Contest and was anthologized in 2009's New Stories from the South. An excerpt from her first novel, The Lonely, was published by Narrative Magazine in 2014. She was a 2009 Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University and a 2009 Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers' Conference.