Kisha Schlegel

Assistant Professor of English

Olin Hall 217
(509) 527-5289

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel has published essays in Tin House, ConjunctionsThe Iowa Review, and elsewhere. Awarded a 2017 Fellowship at the Bloedel Reserve, she is also the recipient of a Washington State Artist Trust Grant and the Richard J. Margolis Award. She holds an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and an MFA from Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program.

Kisha regularly teaches Introduction to Creative Writing and Intermediate and Advanced Creative Nonfiction.  She has also taught literature courses such as "Humanimal" (in which students wrote modern Bestiaries) and a craft course called "Hit me with Music" (in which students collectively wrote a mix-tape of short stories and essays). Students from many of her courses contribute to an ongoing anthology project called The Infinite Essay.

Kisha is currently revising a collection of essays called Fear Icons, in which she considers fear through the lens of American icons. You can read more about her writing life here.