College of Arts and Sciences

Erika WurthErika T. Wurth

Professor

Creative Writing: fiction & narratology, poetry & poetics, non-fiction. 
B.A. in English at Fort Lewis College.
M.A. in English at University of Toledo.
Ph.D. in Creative Writing & Literature from the University of Colorado.

Erika T. Wurth's speculative novel WHITEHORSE is forthcoming via Flatiron/Macmillan. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Buzzfeed, Boulevard, The Writer's Chronicle, Waxwing and The Kenyon Review. She is a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Scholar, attended the Tin House Summer Workshop, and is a narrative artist for the Meow Wolf Denver installation. She is of Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee descent and was raised outside of Denver where she lives with her partner, stepchildren, and extremely fluffy dogs.