B.A. Gordon College
M.A. Boston University
Professor Mark Wacome Stevick, who studied at Boston University with poets Derek Walcott and Robert Pinsky, oversees Gordon’s creative writing program and directs the Princemere Visiting Writers Series. He writes fiction and essays, makes films and documentaries, and has authored a collection of poetry, A Stadium Full of Bears (forthcoming), and a chapbook, “Local Habitations.” His interactive, history-based plays Cry Innocent and Goodnight, Captain White have been running in nearby Salem for decades. In Gordon’s Orvieto program, Professor Stevick frequently leads a month-long workshop on ekphrasis—poetry about artwork. On the Wenham campus, he mostly teaches writing workshops in several of the six genres offered. He also occasionally teaches courses on Nobel-prize-winning literature, public speaking, and badminton, and co-leads Gordon’s annual theatre seminar to London and Edinburgh, where he teaches a course called “Writing the City.” Before joining the Gordon faculty fulltime, Professor Stevick had a mini-career in radio, writing commercials and hosting a Saturday morning kids’ show. Now he takes students to Boston to tell stories on The Moth.