S. Kirk Walsh
S. Kirk Walsh has worked at The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Details, Entertainment Weekly, and Self and contributed essays and articles to several anthologies. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Kirk is a graduate of New York University's creative writing program, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow, Peter Carey, and Mona Simpson. Her work has been published in Guernica, The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, and The International Herald Tribune. During recent years, she has taught undergraduate fiction writing at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Currently, she is at work on a novel.
S. Kirk Walsh's Courses
Kirk was a great instructor, always encouraging and positive. The recommendations and knowledge she brought to the class will continue to be a resource for me going forward. This was a very positive experience. -- Nick Wakeman
"Kirk is a dynamic teacher with an uncanny ability to impart the essentials of creating a captivating story. Mediabistro is a boon to writers -- it's like taking an intensive writers' workshop without having to travel somewhere far away. I've really learned a lot." -- Joanna Kadish
"This class was an eye-opener. We were able to forge working relationships with people we did not know online and learn a lot about writing by communicating over the internet." -- Barbara Archibald
"I've been trying to write a short story for years, but it was Kirk's assignments and patience that got me to actually complete my first piece, and know where to go to publish it. Thanks!" -- Neil Vidyarthi
"Kirk is excellent. She is kind, gentle, wise, practical, and very knowledgeable and generous. The lectures were excellent -- above and beyond what a reader would find in literature on craft." -- Joni Okun
"Kirk made me feel as connected as I do when I take in-person classes. Being able to do the assignments and present them as well as re-read the lectures were great benefits of the online platform." -- Avis Pohl