Kathryn Rhett teaches nonfiction writing at Gettysburg, and serves as co-adviser to the undergraduate magazine of literature and art, The Mercury, and as co-adviser to the Writing House, a residential program for students interested in writing.

Her new essay collection, Souvenir,  was published in 2014 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Rhett is also the author of Near Breathing (Duquesne University Press, 1997) and editor of the anthology Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis (Doubleday/Anchor, 1997/1998). A 2007 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellow in Nonfiction, she has published essays in Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and elsewhere. Her essays have been chosen four times as Notable Essays for Best American Essays. She has also published poetry in journals such as Grand Street and Ploughshares, and reviews in Chicago Tribune Books and Tikkun.

In addition to teaching at Gettysburg College, she is a core faculty member of the low-residency MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte and the Pan-European MFA Program at Cedar Crest College. She often teaches summer workshops at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and for 2015, she will be teaching in Gettysburg College's new Writing Camp, for highschool students . 

Rhett earned her BA (Humanities) and MA (The Writing Seminars) at Johns Hopkins University, and her MFA at the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. 


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Kathryn Rhett
Chairperson/Professor, English

Email: krhett@gettysburg.edu
Phone: (717) 337 - 6747

Box: Campus Box 0397

Address: Breidenbaugh Hall
Room 301C
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

MFA University of Iowa, 1989
MA Johns Hopkins University, 1986
BA Johns Hopkins University, 1984