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Northwest Missouri State University

Richard Sonnenmoser

Richard Sonnenmoser



2880 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2008

Assistant Professor


  • M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • B.A., University of Missouri

Courses Taught

  • 10-560 Advanced Creative Writing
  • 10- 313 Creative Writing: Fiction
  • 10-312 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
  • 10-520 Publication Skills
  • 10-220 Intro to Literature
  • 10-111 and 10-112 Composition
  • 10-110 College Writing

Academic Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • Writing Pedagogy

Scholarly Activity

  • Science-Magic School, winner of the 2010 Midnight Sun Poetry Chapbook Contest.
  • Short stories and poems in magazines such as Harvard Review, West Branch, Crab Orchard Review, Permafrost, Quarter After Eight and others.
  • Academic articles in Assessing Writing and Teaching Creative Writing and Occasional Papers on the Essay: Practice & Form

Student Group Advisement

  • Scribblers

Other Professional Experiences

  • Presentation at AWP 2011 in Washington, D.C.: "Writers of Experiment."
  • Presentation at AWP 2012 in Chicago, Illinois: "Why We Should Be Teaching Novella Workshops to Undergraduates"