College of Humanities & Social Sciences

English Faculty - Brenda Miller

Brenda Miller

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-3242
Office: HU 303
Personal Website:


PhD, Creative Writing, University of Utah
MFA, Creative Writing, University of Montana
BA, Journalism, Humboldt State University

Portrait of Brenda Miller

Research and Teaching Interests

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

Selected Publications

An Earlier Life. Ovenbird Books, 2016

Tell it Slant: Writing, Refining and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, co-authored with Suzanne Paola. Mc-Graw Hill 2012 (Third Edition forthcoming 2019)

The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World, co-authored with Holly J. Hughes. Skinner House Books, 2012

Listening Against the Stone: New and Selected Essays. Skinner House Books, 2012

Blessing of the Animals. Eastern Washington University Press, 2009

Season of the Body. Sarabande Books, 2002