When did you first feel like a writer?
What's your philosophy about teaching a writing class?
If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be and why?
If I could meet any fictional character, it would probably be Jay Gatsby because, in some ways, I feel like we are kindred spirits who would share a meaningful hug.
Chet’la Sebree is the author of Field Study, winner of the 2020 James Laughlin Prize, and Mistress, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. She is the director of the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. For her work, she has received fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Her work has most recently appeared in Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Dr. Keisha N. Blain’s Four Hundred Souls: A Community of African America, 1619-2019.
WHAT WRITERHOUSE STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHET’LA
““It was playful, hopeful, challenging. Chet’la has positive energy, is very knowledgeable, and embraces our questions.”
“She loves poetry and wants to give, to teach. She lets us speak our reactions.”
““Very knowledgeable. Good at keeping things moving on track.”
“She was open, clear and insightful in sharing her own process.”
““Love her—very articulate, clear, responds to all questions.”