Ken Foster is the author of a memoir, The Dogs Who Found Me; a collection of stories, The Kind I'm Likely to Get; and a collection of essays,Dogs I Have Met. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Salon, Fence, Bomb, McSweeney's, The Believer, The New York Times, Bark, The San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Yaddo, the New York Foundation of the Arts, and The Sewanee Writers Conference. He has taught at The New School, Florida State University, the University of New Orleans, and elsewhere. His most recent book, I'm a Good Dog, was selected as one of the year's best by Vanity Fair Magazine.
Jan. 27—Feb. 9th Reading: Joan Didion, The White AlbumWriting:
Feb. 10th—Feb. 23rd Reading: Selections from Best American EssaysWriting:
March 10th—March 23rd Reading: Joseph Mitchell, Up in the Old HotelWriting:
March 24th—April 6th Reading: Luc Sante, Kill All Your DarlingsWriting:
April 7th—April 21st: Reading: Kathryn Harrison, The KissWriting:
From previous students:
"Ken is a gifted instructor and his talent for engaging students shines throughout his course."
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"Ken is a thoughtful, engaged instructor who reads work with an eye towards quality."
"Ken taught me how to analyze and edit my work so I can produce powerful, polished pieces."
"I loved Ken's workshop. When I finished the class, I felt good about what I'd accomplished and excited to continue writing."
"Ken is a wonderful teacher. He gave each student thoughtful and useful feedback that inspired confidence. He understands the craft of writing and has the skills to teach it."