A published poet, essayist, and translator, Erika has taught creative and critical writing to a wide range of students, from patients in hospital wards, to adult community members, to school-aged children of all grade levels in both the United States and Canada.
Currently, she is an instructor in the English Department at Hunter College, and a teaching artist with the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She received a BA in psychology from Harvard University and is currently completing her MFA in poetry and literary translation at Columbia University, where she also teaches undergraduate writing.
She studies in the fiction MFA program at Columbia University and is currently at work on a collection of inter-linked short stories.
She is also the associate editor of the literary annual Erika Luckert holds a BA in English and Creative writing from the University of Alberta, and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University.
Please note that participation in an elective will prevent students from partaking in most other midday activities Comedy Writing: Students spend class time reading, writing, and performing comedy.
Genre Fiction: Students spend class time reading and writing different types of genre fiction, including science fiction, horror, crime, fantasy, and mystery.
We’ve established a simple application process for courses offered by the School of the Arts this summer, including courses in Creative Writing.
Please visit Arts in the Summer with the School of the Arts for details.
Participants practice their literary craft with an attentive group of their peers, under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
They write extensively and participate in candid, helpful critiques of their own work and that of their peers.