Barbara Hurd is the author of The Epilogues (Standing Stone Books, 2021); Listening to the Savage / River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies (University of Georgia Press, 2016); Tidal Rhythms (with photographer Stephen Strom, George F. Thompson Publishing, 2016); Walking the Wrack Line (University of Georgia Press, 2008); Entering the Stone, a Library Journal Best Natural History Book of the Year (Houghton Mifflin, 2003); and Stirring the Mud, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001 (Beacon Press, 2001).

Her work has appeared in numerous journals including LitHubBellingham Review, Terrain, Prairie Schooner, Best American Essays, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Audubon, The Sun, and others. The recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, winner of the Sierra Club’s National Nature Writing Award, Pushcart Prizes, and five Maryland State Arts Council Awards, she teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.


EdD | University of Maryland

MEd | Frostburg State University

BA - Sociology | William & Mary

Michael Croley

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Connie May Fowler

Faculty Chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]; Director, Novel Retreat

Betsy Sholl

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Emily Bernard

Distinguished Visiting CNF Writer, MFA in Writing

Douglas Glover

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference