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Nicole SheetsNicole Sheets

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4743
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 237


Ph.D., University of Utah
M.A., Hollins University
B.A., West Virginia University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Creative nonfiction, travel writing, spiritual writing, autobiography, literature of pilgrimage, audio storytelling

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications: Image, Mid-American Review, Western Humanities Review, Hotel Amerika, North Dakota Quarterly, Tampa Review, DIAGRAM, Cream City Review, Geez magazine, Airplane Reading, Pilgrimage, Connotation Press Online, and in the anthologies Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers On Work and Life In Our National Parks (Bona Fide Books, 2010) and Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical (Cascade Press, 2009); and a variety of magazines and newspapers in West Virginia.

Book reviews: Quarterly West and Rock and Sling.

Featured reader at the Listen To Your Mother Spokane event (2012) and the City Arts Reading Series in Salt Lake City (2009); guest panelist at Gonzaga University’s Narrative & Authenticity Roundtable/Story Slam (2010).

Presentations: “The Gift of the List,” at the Associated Writing Programs pedagogy forum (2011); “This is My Story, This is My Song: Investigating the Genre of Testimony,” at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference (2010); “An Ear for Utah: Exploring the Music of Olivier Messiaen at the Western Literature Association conference (2007); and “Redirecting Appetites in Ellen Meloy’s The Anthropology of Turquoise” at the WLA conference (2006).

Sheets blogs about style for Wanderlust and Lipstick, a women’s travel company. In 2012, she also started a Spokane-based podcast experiment in the vein of This American Life:

She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011. She won an AWP Intro Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2010 and the Utah Writers’ Contest (prose division) in 2006.