Sonya Bilocerkowycz

Lecturer of English and Creative Writing
217B Welles Hall

Sonya Bilocerkowycz is a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow and the author of On Our Way Home from the Revolution: Reflections on Ukraine (Mad Creek Books/Ohio State University Press), which was awarded the Gournay Prize for a debut essay collection. Her work has appeared in GuernicaNinth Letter, New York Review of BooksLit HubLos Angeles Review of BooksColorado ReviewThe Normal School, and elsewhere. She has served as a Fulbright Fellow in Belarus, an educational recruiter in the Republic of Georgia, and an instructor at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and joined the Geneseo faculty in 2019.  


At SUNY Geneseo, Bilocerkowycz teaches creative nonfiction, poetry, and introductory multi-genre writing courses. Courses include advanced nonfiction workshops on topics such as Speculative Nonfiction, Revision, The Lyric Essay, Researching the Self, and The American Essay, as well as an upcoming Ukrainian literature course (Spring 2023).  

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  • ENGL 201: Foundations of Creative Wrtg

    An intermediate-level writing workshop involving assignments in various literary forms. Class discussions will focus on student work as well as work by published authors.

  • ENGL 305: Nonfiction Workshop: Memoir

    A practical course in the writing of creative nonfiction. Student assignments in the genre are the focus of discussions, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor.