Tracy Gold (Baltimore, Maryland) is a writer, editor, marketer, and teacher. Her stories are published or forthcoming in YARN, 50-Word Stories, The Stoneslide Corrective, Un-Bloc, and "The Female Complaint," an anthology from Shade Mountain Press due Fall 2015. When Tracy's not working or writing, she's riding her ex-racehorse, playing with her dog, running, or hiking.
I love how this program encourages us to reach out of our comfort zones and experiment with all types of creativity, from writing and performing in different genres to designing our own books. You get a lot of support during the process--the community of students and faculty at UB is incredible. I've made good friends and found inspiring mentors and collaborators."
Sharea Harris (Huntsville, Alabama) is a spoken word artist who works as a teacher and editor. She been published in Welter, UB's literary journal.
I see the book in a totally new way; I see the page and the poem in a new light. I've learned so much about publishing and can't wait to start my thesis project."
Lisa Van Wormer (East Detroit, Michigan) came to UB from deployment in Iraq. Her literary nonfiction has appeared in Baltimore Fishbowl and has been part of The Signal . She enjoys spending time with her five-year old daughter, Ivy, and husband, Hayden, who is also a veteran.
I have always wanted to write, but there were so things in my way. In just the first year of the program, I've learned so much about my voice, and I love the artistic community in Baltimore."
Ron Kipling Williams (Washington, DC) is a poet and solo performance artist who also teaches writing composition at UB. He has been published in Welter magazine.
The MFA program opened my five senses, allowing me to approach my writing in completely fresh and effective ways. It also helps the writer to strike a great balance between being highly creative and highly professional."