Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Finding Querencia: Essays from In-Between, as well as Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams (Autumn House 2016) and Descanso for My Father (University of Nebraska Press 2012).

His books have been honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, Colorado Book Award, New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, International Latino Book Awards finalist designation, and Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Memoir selection.

His personal essays, lyric essays and prose poems have been noted in the Best American Essaysand Pushcart Prize series and have been published widely in such venues as New LettersPuerto del SolTriQuarterly, and Fourth Genre, and have been anthologized in The Best of BrevityBrief EncountersThe Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, and The Best of Pilgrimage.

Before receiving his MFA in 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 MFA Program at Colorado State University and serves as co-creative nonfiction editor of Colorado Review and a contributing editor of Speculative Nonfiction. A native New Mexican, he lives with his wife and two children in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts

BA - Journalism/Political Science | University of New Mexico

Bret Lott

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

David Wojahn

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

SJ Sindu

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF/hybrid forms]

Connie May Fowler

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

Ellen Lesser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference