Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Online
M.F.A., Playwriting, University of Iowa; B.A., Theater, Middlebury College
Sam Collier is a poet and playwright. She is the recipient of a 2020-2021 Bodwell Fellowship from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and was the winner of the 2019 Urbanite Theatre Modern Works Festival. Her plays have been developed or produced by New College of Florida, Theatre Nova, the Women's Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre, UC Davis Ground & Field Theatre Festival, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, PTP/NYC, Theater Nyx, and others. Her poems have appeared in Claw & Blossom, What Rough Beast, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mortar Magazine, The Puritan, Guernica, and elsewhere. Sam has taught writing for young people of all ages, including with Front Street Writers, Unity College, Northwestern Michigan College for Kids, Cornell College, the Iowa Young Writers Project, Young Playwrights' Theater, Imagination Stage, and the University of Iowa. She was the 2017-19 Writing Fellow with the National Writers Series of Traverse City.