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Andrew B. Bratcher, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of English


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Drew Bratcher is a writer and editor from Nashville. His essays and journalism, often about art and culture in the American South, have appeared in the Oxford American, Los Angeles Review of Books, Paris Review, Nowhere Magazine, Garden & Gun, Image Journal, Military History Quarterly, and many other publications. He worked as a feature writer and assistant editor at Washingtonian magazine, where he also wrote a monthly book column, Washington Read. Reporters he trained and mentored through United Press International’s UPI Next program have gone on to write for major publications in their home countries, as well as for UPI and the New York Times. A member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Bratcher currently lives in Chicagoland with his wife, the writer Emily Halonen Bratcher, and their four kids.

University of Iowa
M.F.A., Creative Writing, 2016

 University of Missouri
B.J., Journalism, 2005

  • Nonfiction Writing
  • Arts Criticism
  • Literary Journalism
  • Personal Essay
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing About Culture
  • Literary Journalism
  • Travel Writing
  • Nonfiction Writing for Publication
  • Senior Seminar
  • First-Year Writing