Elise Juska
Program Director, BFA in Creative Writing
Associate Professor
MA, University of New Hampshire
BA, Bowdoin College

Elise Juska is the director of the BFA in Creative Writing program at the University of the Arts. Her novel, The Blessings, was released by Grand Central Publishing in May 2014 and selected for Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers series, Entertainment Weekly's "Must List," and The Philadelphia Inquirer's Best Books of 2014, among other distinctions. The paperback will be released in May 2015.

Ellie's short fiction has been widely published in journals and magazines including Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, The Missouri Review, Salmagundi, Carolina Quarterly, Seattle Review, Colorado Review, Black Warrior Review, American Literary Review, Good Housekeeping and Harvard Review. She is the recipient of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction from Ploughshares and her work has been cited as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories.

She is the author of three previous novels (Simon & Schuster)—One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; The Hazards of Sleeping Alone; and Getting Over Jack Wagner—and her nonfiction has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Good Housekeeping and elsewhere.

In addition to directing the Creative Writing program, Ellie serves as faculty advisor for the University's student literary magazine, Underground Pool. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Class Schedule, Fall 2017

M,TH10:00AM - 11:20AMIntro Contemp. Short Story I
TH01:00PM - 03:50PMLinked Short Story Collection

Contact Info

Office: Terra Hall 825
Tel: 215-717-6264
Fax: 215-717-6620