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Karen Rile

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Karen Rile is the author of Winter Music, a novel set in Philadelphia, and numerous works of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in literary magazines such as The Southern Review, American Writing, Creative Nonfiction, The Land Grant College Review, Other Voices, and Apiary, and has been listed among The Best American Short Stories. Karen has written articles and book reviews for many publications including The San Francisco ChronicleThe New York TimesThe Philadelphia InquirerThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  and Daughters magazine. She is a frequent contributor to the Pennsylvania Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a founding editor of Cleaver Magazine (www.cleavermagazine.com). Karen lives in Philadelphia and teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information see her website: www.karenrile.com. 

Courses Taught

spring 2018

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2017

fall 2016

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2016

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2015

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2015

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2014

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2014

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2013

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2013

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2012

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2012

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2011

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2011

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2010

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2010

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2009

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2009

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2008

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2008

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2007

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing cancelled  

spring 2007

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2006

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2006

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2005

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2005

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing  

fall 2004

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2004

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing  

fall 2003

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 2003

spring 2002

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

fall 2001

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

spring 2001

fall 2000

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

spring 2000

fall 1999

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

spring 1999

ENGL 115.601 Advanced Fiction Writing  

fall 1998

ENGL 115.301 Advanced Fiction Writing  

spring 1998

ENGL 010.301 Creative Writing  

fall 1997

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Writing Workshop  

summer 1997

ENGL 125.910 Writing the Essay  

spring 1997

ENGL 125.601 Writing the Essay  

fall 1996

ENGL 125.601 Writing the Essay  

summer 1996

ENGL 125.900 Writing the Essay  

spring 1996

fall 1995

ENGL 125.301 Writing the Essay  

fall 1994

ENGL 112.301 Fiction Workshop