For Creative Nonfiction, I lead students through the (often messy) process of writing essays in online classes. I teach both online and classroom-based courses in fiction, novel-writing, essays, publishing, and more at Hugo House, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
I’m also on faculty at Sierra Nevada College’s low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Lake Tahoe, where I mentor students in fiction, creative nonfiction, and young adult literature. I’ve also taught creative writing at the University of Washington, in Seattle, where I also earned my MFA.
fiction & Essays
My short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Southern Review, Best New American Voices 2008, Guernica, and Boston Review, where I was one of the winners of the Boston Review Fiction Prize, judged by George Saunders.
To learn more about my writing, check out my website petermountford.com
My favorite things
When I’m not writing, reading, or teaching about writing and reading, I enjoy cooking (my two daughters don’t complain…often), mixing cocktails, playing tennis (enthusiastically and badly) reading literary fiction and thrillers/mysteries, and keeping houseplants alive. I grew up in Washington, D.C., and now live in Seattle near Green Lake.
I’m usually more cheerful than this.