Brenda Miller

she/her, Professor, Academic Advisor: Creative Writing


Brenda Miller’s most recent book is A Braided Heart: Essays on Writing on Form, published by University of Michigan Press.  Her book of collaborative essays with WWU alum Julie Marie Wade, Telephone: Essays in Two Voices, was recently published by CSU Poetry Center. She is the author of five more essay collections, including An Earlier Life, which received the Washington State Book Award for Memoir. She co-authored, with WWU colleague, Suzanne Paola, the textbook Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, now in its third edition from McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Research Interests

  • Creative Nonfiction (personal essay, lyric essay, hybrid forms)
  • Literature of Autobiography/Memoir
  • Photography Theory
  • Creative Writing Pedagogy