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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 102: ElemCreWrtg:Devil's in Details

    The general subtitles offered under the heading “The Elements of Creative Writing” will share the common aim of developing an understanding of the cultural and craft decisions involved in producing creative writing within a particular genre, form, or style of writing, such as the prose poem, the lyric essay, the short-story. This writing-intensive course will ask students to examine models of written creative expression, learn to understand key techniques and aesthetics, and to produce and critique their own and others pieces. As students create new artworks, they will consider the ideological, cultural, and political contexts of creative work.

  • ENGL 302: AdvFictionWk: Setting

    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.