Lara Jacobs, MFA
Lara Jacobs, MFA Lecturer, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder - A graduate of Northwestern University and of Boston University's MFA Program in Fiction, I teach courses in narrative writing, writing and the visual arts, and travel writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am passionate about empowering people of all ages to find a language and a form to tell their stories. I lead workshops for first-generation students at the University of Colorado, artists, children and teens at the New Local nonprofit, and the elderly at the Academy Boulder. I also teach workshops for Lighthouse Writers' Workshop in the HardTimes program, for alumni of Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center, as well as for the CORAL Arts program funded by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Anschutz Medical Campus.
In my own writing, I was a semi-finalist for a Fulbright in Creative Writing. My novel was recommended by the U.S. Fulbright committee for a grant and was endorsed by architecture professors at the University of Sydney and English literature and creative writing professors at the University of New South Wales, in conjunction with their Center for Modernism. My short story “Pitchers of Milk, Now Empty,” was a finalist for the 2021 Bayou Magazine James Knudsen Prize for Fiction.