Faculty

"My instructor surprised me at every turn— sincere, challenging, full of encouragement and great stories, professional, wise, and real."

Rick Merfield, graduate

Writing is one thing. Teaching writing is another. Our instructors are pros at both.

They're working writers, having successful careers in the competitive world of publishing––from magazines and mystery writing to children's literature, historical fiction, and poetry.

We believe a gifted teacher can change the course of a student’s life. Our faculty members embody passion, dedication, and care in how they nurture and support each student. Your own instructor will inspire you throughout every lesson to help fulfill your dream of becoming a writer.


Institute of Children's Literature Instructors 

Pamela Holtz Beres

Linda Crotta Brennan

Jan Burns

Nancy Butts

Mary Blount Christian

Clara Gillow Clark

Nancy Coffelt

Michael Cooper

Kim Cory

Trinka Enell

Sheila Wood Foard

Sue Ford

Jan Goldberg

Troon Harrison

Susan Ludwig

Lori Mortensen

Kristin Wolden Nitz

Karen Orfitelli

Shirley Raye Redmond

Jill Rubalcaba

Cindy Savage

Pegi Deitz Shea

Victoria Sherrow

Kristi Collier Thompson

Deborah Vetter

Andrea Vlahakis

 

Institute for Writers Instructors (more to come)

Kris Franklin

Karen Hammond

Tom Hyman

Donna Ippolito

Lynne Smith

Linda Triegel

 

 


Great Read!

By Mara Kim Amazon review, Verified Purchase

"This is another great read from [ICL]... When I saw this particular one, I grabbed it immediately ... This book is a great addition to a writer's (whether published or not) shelf ... I highly recommend their writing courses. You receive feedback on your work from published authors. You will be encouraged but also pushed to make your story from good to great."