MICHELLE GOTTSCHLICH  |   michellegottschlich@gmail.com
 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
MFA Candidate, Poetry
2018 - present


INDIANA UNIVERSITY
B.A. English - Creative Writing
2009 - 2013
Summa cum laude 
GPA: 3.91/4.0      Department GPA: 3.98/4.0

 

UNDERGRADUATE RECOGNITION   

Honors Thesis Award Spring 2013   
Outstanding undergraduate thesis, creative writing
Department of English, Indiana University

Margaret Banks James Award Spring 2013   
Outstanding writer of expository prose, undergraduate
Department of English, Indiana University

Phi Beta Kappa Society  Spring 2013

FREELANCE WRITING/EDITING

Marketing, Technical & Grant Writing  

CARDINAL SPIRITS, 2017 - 2018
- Employee handbook, Manager Training Guide

WINSPEAR RECORD LABEL, 2017 
- Major Murphy band bio

MONSTER HOUSE PRESS, 2016 - 2018
- Press releases & social media
- Grant proposals

75th INDIANA UNIVERSITY WRITERS' CONFERENCE, 2014
- Outreach materials & social media

Journalism

LIMESTONE POST MAGAZINE, 2016 - present
- Articles and personal essays on literature, art, and culture in Bloomington, Indiana

Editing

MONSTER HOUSE PRESS, 2016 - 2018
- Poetry Editor

Data Collection

INDIANA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, 2011
- Compilation of published HW Longfellow related research for Oxford Bibliographies

TEACHING

Associate Instructor
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS, 2014 - 2015
- Organizational Informatics: Critical examination of technology's impact on organizations & labor

English Tutor
INDIANA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS ACADEMIC SERVICES, 2012
- English Composition, Business Writing

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT         

                                                                                                                                                
Treasurer, Monster House Presents   2017-2018
Monster House Presents is a monthly reading series in Bloomington, Indiana, that showcases emerging and established poets, writers, and artists from across the U.S. Each event features writers, musicians, and visual artists; reimagines the format of traditional poetry readings; and strives to engage diverse audiences—all in a committed effort to improve public access to poetry and strengthen collaboration between poetry and other expressions of art. Each visiting poet receives a $100 honorarium and full compensation for their travel costs. Monster House Presents is powered by Monster House Press and funded through generous grants from the Bloomington Arts Council and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone.


"Poetic Inspiration" Booth, First Thursdays Festival    2016 - 2017
The First Thursdays Festival is a celebration of contemporary arts & humanities on the IU Bloomington campus. The festival is always free and open to all members of the public, with performances and activities around the Showalter Arts Plaza in front of the IU Auditorium from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by featured evening events at venues across campus.


Co-founder, Second Sunday Open Mic Series       2012 - 2016
Second Sunday is a monthly open mic night in Bloomington, Indiana that invites poets, fiction writers, spoken word performers, comedians, and musicians to share their work in a casual, respectful, encouraging, and accessible/low-barrier environment. 

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                             


Books of Poetry

How to Keep Full in February (chapbook)
Monster House Press, 2017

VOID SETS (perfect bound book)
Monster House Press, 2015


Poems

“Orchard” and “Love Story”
Driftless Magazine, 2018 Fall+Winter, Issue 10

"Body Portrait, After The Breakup" 
SOIL Arts and Literature, Vol. 1, 2018
 

“The House is a Wheel”
Monster House Press, Fall Quarterly and digital, 2017

“How to Keep Full in February”
Monster House Press, 2017

“After Seeing An Ad”
Monster House Press, 2015

“To Check on the Shotgun”
Monster House Press, 2014

“Letter to Diana”
Canvas Creative Arts Magazine 2013

“Origins”
Canvas Creative Arts Magazine 2012

“The Parlor”
Canvas Creative Arts Magazine, 2011

“Renovation” and “Laundry Day”
Poetry Quarterly, Summer 2011

Journalism

"56:46 WTIU's Legacy of 'Meaningful and Relevant' Documentaries"
Limestone Post, June 2018
- Profile on WTIU's locally-produced, award-winning documentary series

“Conversations: Place, Memory, And Making A Deal With Yourself”
Limestone Post, June 2018
- A polyvocal essay composed entirely of quotes gathered from separate interviews with five different residents of Bloomington on each their own sense of place
 

"Local Conservancy Now Saving Indigenous Languages Worldwide"
Limestone Post, April 2018
- Profile of The Language Conservancy's efforts to help indigenous nations revitalize their languages

"Major Murphy"
Winspear Record Label
- Artist biography / album promotion

“Beyond Reading, Literacy is Survival” 
Limestone Post, Dec 2017
- A close look at adult education needs and services provided in Monroe County

“Page vs. Stage: The ‘Deep Rift’ in Poetry Today”  
Limestone Post, Dec 2016                
- An essay on the historical differences, convergences, and divisions between slam poetry and traditional poetry in form, performance, and participant-communities