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Kristen Gentry

Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing
Welles 226B

Kristen Gentry received her M.F.A. from Indiana University and has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007. She often teaches the courses Advanced Fiction Workshop, Creative Nonfiction Workshop, Reading as a Writer, Foundations of Creative Writing, and Hip Hop and Contemporary American Literature. She received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. Gentry is the director of the Creative Writing program at SUNY Geneseo and is currently working on her manuscript, Mama Said.

Gentry advises the Geneseo MiNT magazine and is a fellow for the SUNY Geneseo’s Writer’s House. She also serves as the advisor to the Alpha Delta Epsilon sorority.


  • ENGL 302: Adv Fiction Workshp: Dialogue

    A fiction writing workshop using student writings in the genre as well as published stories, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Admission is by permission of instructor following acceptance in the prior semester. Special registration procedures are handled by the department. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles). Prerequisites: ENGL 201 and permission of instructor. Credits: 4(4-0) Offered every semester.

  • ENGL 402: Senior Sem in Creative Writing

    This is the capstone class for English majors pursuing the creative writing track. Students will select, revise and polish work for presentation at their Senior Reading. In addition, students will learn all aspects of staging a literary event, including publicity and advertising. Finally, students will learn the practical skills of pursuing a literary life beyond Geneseo. Required for all English majors pursuing the creative writing track. Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Creative Writing track. Offered every spring English Courses