Jenny McKean Moore

The late Jenny Moore, who was a playwriting student at The George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, and the trustees of the Fund helped design the program. Thanks to this fund the department brings an established poet or novelist to campus each year to teach a writing workshop for GW students and a free community workshop for adults in the larger Washington community. The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer, since it involves only a moderate teaching load. The program's location at a university in the center of Washington should offer additional attractions for the writer. Those who have held this prestigious appointment at GW are:

  • Marilyn Hacker 1976-1977
  • Susan Shreve 1977-1978
  • Amiri Baraka 1978-1979
  • Blanche Boyd 1979-1980
  • Carol Muske 1980-1981
  • Peter Meinke 1981-1982
  • Lucille Clifton 1982-1983
  • Julia Alvarez 1983-1984
  • Gloria Naylor 1984-1985
  • Rikka Lesser 1985-1986
  • Lonnie Carter 1986-1987
  • Richard McGann 1987-1988
  • Bobbie Jack Nelson 1988-1989
  • Jane Shore 1989-1990
  • Pablo Medina 1990-1991
  • Carol Maso 1992-1993
  • John Haines 1991-1992
  • Linda McCarriston 1993-1994
  • Beverly Lowry 1994-1995
  • Vikram Chandra 1995-1996
  • Cornelius Eady 1996-1997
  • Daniel Vilmure 1997-1998
  • Anne Caston 1998-1999
  • Dan Barden 1999-2000
  • Tony Hoagland 2000-2001
  • John McNally 2001-2002
  • Suzannah Lessard 2002-2003
  • Rick Barot 2003-2004
  • Joyce Hackett 2004-2005
  • Dana Roeser 2005-2006
  • Tayari Jones 2006-2007
  • Ryan Van Cleve 2007-2008