Badgerdog Teaching Artists
Rob Colgate is a poet and teacher from Evanston, IL. He holds a degree in psychology from Yale University, where he directed the undergraduate peer counseling program and competed on the varsity lightweight rowing team. He spent a summer studying at the Iowa Writers' Workshop before moving to Austin, where he is pursuing his MFA in poetry with the New Writers Project at UT Austin. At UT he teaches literature and writing and serves as the nonfiction editor for Bat City Review. His first chapbook, So Dark the Gap, was published by Tammy in March 2020. In his free time he loves working as a fitness instructor at the UT gym and riding his bicycle around the neighborhood.
Rachel Gray has an MFA from Texas State University. Her fiction has appeared in Hobart and Two Serious Ladies. She taught English in Spain and worked as an English professor in Texas. She now lives in Austin and works as a public school teacher.
Tracey Lander-Garrett holds an MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College and a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Connecticut. She has had poetry and prose published in Mid-America Poetry Review, Brooklyn Review, and Connotation Press, among others, and released her debut novel A SHADE IN THE MIRROR in 2019. After thirteen years in NYC, teaching at eight different colleges during that time, Tracey relocated to Central Texas in 2016. She adores living in Pflugerville with her husband and their clowder of cats.
Sean Petrie is a poet, children's fiction writer, and co-founder of the Typewriter Rodeo on-the-spot poetry group. His books include the poetry collections Listen to the Trees and Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems, as well as several middle grade books. Sean also teaches legal writing at UT Law. More at www.SeanPetrie.com.
Katherine Stingley earned her MFA at Texas State University, where she teaches composition and creative writing. Her poem, 'A Daughter Goes to Work,' was a finalist for the Nimrod Journal's 2018 Emerging Poets prize. Several of her 'Chorus' poems were published in Tupelo Quarterly's seventeenth issue, and she has been named a finalist in New South Magazine’s 2019 Poetry Prize and The Penn Review’s 2019 Poetry Prize. Most recently, her manuscript was named a finalist for Texas Review Press's 2019 X.J. Kennedy Prize. When she’s not writing or teaching, Katherine is hiking with her dogs and practicing her amateur birdwatching.
Eva Suter is a writer and theatre artist based in Austin, TX. Hailing from the Great NorthWest, she was a founding member of The Working Theatre Collective, a DIY based company dedicated to the production of new and devised works, in Portland, Oregon. An alum of the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the WildWind Performance Lab, Eva was Theatre Masters' Visionary Playwright of 2015. Medusa, A Perfectly Normal Girl was awarded the Portland Drammy for best new play in Spring 2011 and the Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Drama in 2012. Back here in Austin, Eva is a frequent collaborator in the 14/48, and Hold Me Well (Bay Area Playwright’s Finalist) received its premier in 2015 with Shrewd Productions. By night she concocts concoctions, slings fine fare, and repeats the same dumb jokes til they don’t work no more.
Noah Weisz received his M.F.A. in Fiction from the New Writers Project at UT Austin. He has been shortlisted for the international Bath Children’s Novel Award and a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature, and his fiction for readers young and old can be found in Highlights, Hunger Mountain, Cosmonauts Avenue, and other publications. Currently, he teaches middle-school English at Long-View Micro School and is an adjunct professor of creative writing at St. Edward’s University.