Connie Griffin comes to teaching in the Capstone Program with more than two decades of teaching and writing creative nonfiction in its various guises: autobiography and memoir, biography, literary journalism, the personal essay, and the prose poem. She has published essays and articles, presented papers, and organized colloquia—addressing self-representation and the search for identity in American autobiography.
Griffin’s favorite pastimes include: reading autobiographies, writing, hiking, photography, jewelry-making, and travel to wild, and not so wild places—to broaden her cultural understandings and to revel in the natural world. She has hiked and kayaked in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, explored eco-tourism in the Virgin Islands, and taken a pilgrimage to Crete, in honor of the ancient Greek Goddesses. Connie lives in Western Massachusetts with her partner and her pooch.