MFA in Writing

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher / Visiting Faculty, CNF

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of two memoirs, Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life (University of Nebraska Press 2012), winner of the Colorado Book Award and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction, and Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, autobiography finalist for the 2016 International Latino Book Award and winner of the 2015 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize.

His essays have been nominated for eight Pushcart Prizes and have appeared in many journals and anthologies including New Letters, Fourth Genre, TriQuarterly Review, The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction and Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction. He is the recipient of the New Letters Literary Award, Sonora Review Essay Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize and Pushcart Prize Special Mention as well as fellowships from the Arizona Poetry Center and Vermont Studio Center. He is at work on a new essay collection exploring mixedness.

Before receiving his MFA in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, he was an award-winning columnist, feature writer and beat reporter at newspapers throughout the West. He teaches in the Colorado State University Creative Nonfiction Program. A native New Mexican, he lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two children.