Summer Institute : Creative Writing : Faculty

Script Writing               
Kate Kremer is a Brooklyn-based playwright and dramaturg.  She attended Kenyon College where she received her BA in English, Spanish Literature in 2011. She is currently an English Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College where she focuses on composition, textual analysis, and research. Her plays include Porch Play, Opera of the Telephone at Delphi, Nocturne, and Blue Mountain Prohibition, a translation/adaptation of Alejandro Casona’s Prohibido suicidarse en primavera. Her plays have been produced and/or developed by Firehouse Theatre, StageFemmes, Three Cat Productions, New Ground Theatre, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Kate's fiction has appeared in Red Branch Journal and Every Day A Century, and her nonfiction writing has appeared in the TCG Circle Salon, Encore Magazine, Kenyon Review blog, Seattle Repertory Theatre blog and Remy Bumppo Field Guide. She has worked in literary departments at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and appeared onstage in productions and readings for the Endangered Species Project, Great River Shakespeare Festival, and New Ground Theatre.

Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction
Thomas Leslie Robinson has been teaching writing since 2008 and working with the University of the Arts Pre-College Program since 2014. His classes in each writing discipline focus on exploring objectively sound methods for creativity while leaving students a broad scope for experimenting with style, voice, and theme, but also looking outward to the world in which we live to draw connections between classroom knowledge and engagement with the rest of life. Writing, and all art is not merely something one does but is a reflection of and a hammer with which to shape the reality in which we live, as well as drawing connections between human beings from various times, places, and ideologies. Les earned a Masters in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Temple University in 2010.

Zach Savich is the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010), The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), and Century Swept Brutal (Black Ocean, 2013). He is also the author of a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011), and a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (Omnidawn, 2011).  His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Competition, Omindawn Publishing’s Chapbook Award and recognition from the Poetry Society of America. Savich received a BA in English from the University of Washington and MFAs from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He has taught creative writing and literature courses at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand; the University of Washington's Creative Writing Seminar in Rome; the University of Iowa; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the Iowa Summer Writers Festival; and Shippensburg University. He has also worked extensively in community settings and with K-12 students, including through The Kenyon Review's Young Writers Workshop. He has taught in the BFA Program for Creative Writing at the University of the Arts since 2013.  A new book of poetry, The Orchard Green and Every Color, is forthcoming. Savich is currently completing a memoir about teaching, illness, and literary friendship.