Holly Wren Spaulding

Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

M.Phil in Creative Writing & Book Publishing from Trinity College

Holly Wren Spaulding teaches writing classes, facilitates creative retreats, and cultivates experiences where a spirit of mindfulness and solidarity supports the ongoing efforts of the writers, educators, healers and cultural workers who are her students. Holly is especially interested in empowering her students to thrive amidst the social, technological and existential pressures of our time, and she’s passionate about defending imagination’s rightful place in the lives of 21st century humans. Holly currently lives near Northampton, Massachusetts where she founded Poetry Forge and co-directs STORYhouse Partners with her husband and author, Matt Rigney. Holly’s writing has appeared in The Nation, Michigan Quarterly Review, Witness, The Ecologist and in the book We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism (Verso, 2003). Her chapbook, The Grass Impossibly, was awarded the 2008 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press Chapbook Award. Her most recent collection of poems, Pilgrim, will be released October 2014 by Alice Greene & Co.