1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Kate Kostelnik

Lecturer

228 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

By appointment

Class Schedule:

TR 12:30-1:45
TR 2:00-3:15

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013
M.F.A. University of Montana, Missoula MT, 2005
B.A. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 2001

Specialties

Assistant Director of the Writing Center, Creative Writing, Writing Pedagogies, Writing Program

Scholarship and Conference Presentations

  • “Creative Writing in General Writing Classes:  Despite Common Core and Emphasis on STEM Education, Students Want and Need Imaginative Writing”, Creative Writing Studies Organization Conference, September 2016
  • “Advice from the Writing Center, University of Virginia Pedagogy Symposium, May 2016
  • “What Our Speech Still Disrupts” (moderator/organizer/presenter) at AWP’s Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA, March 31, 2016
  • “Deepening Inquiry in ENWR”, University of Virginia Writing Program, March 25, 2016
  • Invited Symposia, NCTE Offsite, “Changing Creative Writing In America” organized by Graeme Harper, November 21, 2015
  • “Creative Writing in First-Year Writing:  Let’s Remind, or Re-teach, the Value of Fiction” Changing Creative Writing in America, chapter solicited by Graeme Harper, to be published by Multilingual Matters Press in Sept. 2016
  • “Writing Center Theory and Practice in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Classroom” Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century, Tom Hunley and Alex Peary, Eds, Southern Illinois UP, June 2015
  • “Evolving Perceptions of Online Education:  Benefits for Teaching Creative Writing Online” Innovation in Technology and Pedagogy Symposium, Lincoln, NE, May 2014
  • “Innovative Frameworks and Tested Lore for Teaching Fiction to Undergraduates in the Twenty-First Century” Pedagogy 14.3, September 2014
  • “Disciplinarity and Lore:  Modeling Compromise and Vital Pedagogies for 21st-Century Classrooms” AWP’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA, March 2013
  • “Using Picture Prompts in Creative Writing Classes to Imagine the Lives of Others” Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2012
  • “Working in the In-Between: Negotiating Roles In and Beyond the Writing Center” Midwest Writing Center Association’s Regional Conference, Madison, WI, October 2011
  • Review of “Does the Workshop Still Work?” by Dianne Donnelly Fiction Writers Review, November 2010
  • Revisions from Within: the Potential of Ph.D.s in Creative Writing” Creative Writing: Teaching Theory & Practice, 2.1 (2010): 1-32
  • “Defining and Complicating Texts in the Writing Center” Midwest Writing Center Association’s Regional Conference, Rapid City, SD, October 2009

Creative Publications

Short stories

  • "Hunters and Scavengers" New Writing, forthcoming July 2016
  • “Sovereign of the Sea” Fifth Wednesday, Fall 2011: 68-79
  • “Bull Shark” The Superstition Review, December 2009
  • “The Dancing School” Hayden’s Ferry Review, 42 (2008): 117-28
  • “Certain Girls” Invisible Insurrection, December 2005
  • “Cameo” 42 Opus, 4.1 (2004)

Nonfiction Essays

  • “Distractions Aren’t All Bad” Hayden’s Ferry Review Online, August 8, 2008

Poetry

  • “A Pregnant Fiction Writer” Mom Egg Review, 12 (2014): 4

Awards

  • Finalist for the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award, for short story collection The Naughty, University of Georgia Press, September 2012
  • New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship, 2007