Virginia Slachman

Virginia Slachman

Lecturer in College Writing
PHD, University of Cincinnati

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  • College Writing Program
    MSC 1096-153-122
    Washington University
    1 Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Virginia Slachman is the author of three collections of poetry, a novel, and an award-winning chapbook in addition to her memoir, Many Brave Hearts, recounting her family's struggles with PTSD.

Many Brave Hearts was recently selected as part of Ridley Scott's "Launch Pad" competition for presentation to Hollywood film executives looking for TV and film options. Former poetry editor of Aspen Anthology and associate director of the Aspen Writers Conference, Slachman’s work has received numerous fellowships and awards. A Pushcart-nominated poet, her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, both in the U.S. and the U.K. She has served as a professor of creative writing and literature for over twenty years. 

Featured Courses

College Writing: Dreams & Nightmares

This course is an opportunity to explore and experiment, to dwell in uncertainty and inquiry, and entertain confusion before resolution. Whether your area of interest is the psychology of dreams, monsters, memory, desire, cognition and neuroscience, or the underbelly of the American Dream, you will find room to interrogate subjects, both real and imagined, as well as texts and theories that destabilize categories, embody possibility, and threaten established order.