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The Jenny McKean Moore Fund was established in honor of the late Jenny Moore, a playwrighting student at GW who left in trust a fund that has, for more than 40 years, encouraged the teaching and study of Creative Writing in the English Department, allowing us to bring a poet, novelist, or creative non-fiction writer to campus each year. While in residence, the writer brings a unique experience to the GW community, teaching a free community workshop for adults along with Creative Writing classes for GW students. Currently, the Jenny McKean Moore Visiting Writer in Residence Program is on hiatus as we fundraise for future programming efforts.


Past Appointees:

 

  • Marilyn Hacker 1976-1977
  • Susan Shreve 1977-1978
  • Amiri Baraka 1978-1979
  • Blanche Boyd 1979-1980
  • Carol Muske 1980-1981
  • Peter Meinke 1981-1982
  • Lucille Clifton 1982-1983
  • Julia Alvarez 1983-1984
  • Gloria Naylor 1984-1985
  • Rikka Lesser 1985-1986
  • Lonnie Carter 1986-1987
  • Richard McCann 1987-1988
  • Bobbie Jack Nelson 1988-1989
  • Jane Shore 1989-1990

 

 

  • Pablo Medina 1990-1991
  • Carol Maso 1992-1993
  • John Haines 1991-1992
  • Linda McCarriston 1993-1994
  • Beverly Lowry 1994-1995
  • Vikram Chandra 1995-1996
  • Cornelius Eady 1996-1997
  • Daniel Vilmure 1997-1998
  • Anne Caston 1998-1999
  • Dan Barden 1999-2000
  • Tony Hoagland 2000-2001
  • John McNally 2001-2002
  • Suzannah Lessard 2002-2003
  • Rick Barot 2003-2004

 

  • Joyce Hackett 2004-2005
  • Dana Roeser 2005-2006
  • Tayari Jones 2006-2007
  • Ryan Van Cleave 2007-2008
  • Mary Morrissy 2008-2009
  • Ed Skoog 2009-2010
  • Tilar Mazzeo 2010-2011
  • Tim Johnston 2011-2012
  • Bruce Snider 2012-2013
  • Molly McCloskey 2013-2014
  • Brando Skyhorse 2014-2015
  • Kseniya Melnik 2015-2016
  • Melinda Moustakis 2016-2017
  • Sally Wen Mao 2017-2018