Claire Lawrence


Dr. Claire T. Lawrence
Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing

Dr. Lawrence received her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She has an MFA from the University of Utah. Her Bachelors degree is from Pomona College in California.

Contact Information
Office: 108B Bakeless Center for the Humanities
Phone: 570.389.4658
Fax: 570.389.3006
Office Hours (Fall 2014): MW 1:30-3:00 p.m.; TR 3:30-4:30 p.m., and by appointment

Claire Lawrence has published fiction in Tri-Quarterly, descant, Terra Nova, The New England Writers Anthology and The Best of Writers at Work, poetry in The Connecticut Review, Western Humanities Review, Ekphrasis and Gulf Coast, personal essays in Crab Orchard, So to Speak, Puerto del Sol and Art Lies, and literary criticism in ISLE and a study of Edward Abbey’s work titled Coyote in the Maze. She also has an article on the iconography of the wilderness in Nature and its Discontents.  Her fiction has been anthologized in Terrain and The New Earth Reader.  

She is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant to continue work on her memoir, the first chapter of which won the 2008 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize.  

Courses Taught
Creative Writing Seminar
Intro to Creative Writing
Lit and Society (Environmental literature emphasis)
Foundations of College Writing
Composition II

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