Amelia Christmas Gramling is a Provost Visiting Writer and a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at Iowa. In the classroom and in her own creative work, she's interested in how the medium and methods of nonfiction writing can be instrumented as a tool of preservation of places, people, and landscapes that have been and continue to be systematically erased.
Amelia is also interested in integrating visual and performance artforms into the writing classroom. Before she came to Iowa she taught creative writing at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio as an Artist in Residence for the Pages Integrative Arts Program. Amelia's background in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies also continues to inform her work in the classroom and outside of it.
She's excited to return to the University of Iowa as visiting faculty and looks forward to teaching the Advanced Seminar in Nonfiction Writing and a Special Topics course on World Building in the fall.