Workshop Leaders

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is a widely published author of over 40 books for young adults children and children. Her recent mystery LEGEND OF THE GHOST dog has sold over 100,000 copies and was a featured Scholastic Bookclub title.  Elizabeth's past awards include the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's Golden Kite Honor, the Alice Curtis Desmond Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Minnesota Youth Reading Award, and the Rip van Winkle Award. She is an Editorial Advisor to Walker Books, Ltd., and is on the Board of Directors of Tibet Aid.

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Erica M. Dolson

In 2016, Erica M. Dolson joined the Elizabethtown College English Department, where she teaches Composition, a creative nonfiction-themed First-Year Seminar, and Introduction to Professional Writing.  Prior to coming to Elizabethtown, she taught in the First-Year Writing Program at Montclair State University and worked as a newspaper reporter in Central Pennsylvania.  She earned an M.F.A in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a B.A. from Villanova University.  Her creative nonfiction has been published on Culinate.com (now defunct), in Full-Stop magazine, and in The Chaos; she has a personal essay forthcoming in Critical Read.  She is at work on a book of narrative nonfiction about Down syndrome.

Erica Dolson

TR Hummer

Terry Randolph Hummer (born August 7, 1950) is an American poet, critic, essayist, editor, and professor. His most recent books of poetry are After the Afterlife (Acre Books) and the three linked volumes Ephemeron, Skandalon, and Eon (Louisiana State University Press). He has published poems in literary journals and magazines including The New Yorker, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, The Literati Quarterly, Paris Review, and Georgia Review. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, inclusion in the 1995 edition of Best American Poetry, and two Pushcart Prizes.

TR Hummer

Jesse Waters

A winner of the River Styx International Poetry Contest, runner-up for the Iowa Review Fiction Prize and Finalist in The Starcherone Prize, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Prize and the Paul Bowles Fiction Award, Jesse Waters is a recipient of a NC Artist’s Grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center, and is currently Director of the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College. Jesse's fiction, poetry and non-fiction work has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes, and has appeared nationally and internationally in such journals as The Adirondack Review, Coal Hill Review, The Cortland Review, Cimarron Review, Iowa Review, River Styx, Slide, Story Quarterly, Southeast Review, Sycamore Review and others. His first collection of poems, HUMAN RESOURCES, was published by Inkbrush Press in 2011; his first collection of short fiction SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT will be released by Paycock Press in Feb. of 2018.

Jesse Waters

Colin Williamson

A Lancaster county native, Colin Williamson was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. A Japanese game industry veteran, Colin worked on a number of fighting games in Tokyo before winding up at Square-Enix, where he served as the in-house editor. After leaving his mark on the FINAL FANTASY series of games, he moved back to Seattle, joining the indie studio 17-Bit. He's most proud of his work on the critically acclaimed SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN and GALAK-Z.

Colin Williamson

Alum Mentors

Nicole St. Pierre ’12

Nicole St. Pierre graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2012. While at Etown, she studied English and theatre performance. She was the recipient of the 2011 Louise Baugher Black Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Writing, was published in Fine Print, wrote for the Etownian, and was featured in the New Playwrights Fest and Shorts Fest. She currently works as a technical writer in Baltimore, and recent work has appeared onstage, online, and in print.

Nicole St. Pierre

Ethan Weber ’17

Ethan Weber graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2017 with a BA in history. He swam competitively for seven years in college and high school. Ethan's currently working part time at the Spa at the Hotel Hershey as a host, and at the Landis Valley Museum as an interpreter/ craftsperson. He's also working on his first novel.

Ethan Weber

Austin DeMarco

Austin DeMarco lives outside of Washington, DC. By day, he works for the American Psychiatric Association, developing publications for the association's professional conferences. Night, weekends, and early mornings are for writing. Austin writes a mix of fantasy and science fiction, and his stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction.

Austin DeMarco