Cyn Kitchen Fitch / Associate Professor

Cyn Kitchen Fitch received her B.A. in English/Writing from Knox College (‘00) and her M.F.A. in Writing from Spalding University. Her first book, Ten Tongues, was published in the fall of 2010 by MotesBooks. Cyn’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, among them: CarveFourth RiverArs MedicaThe Louisville Review, and Opium. Cyn’s writes both fiction and nonfiction where the lines blur and undulate, often swinging between the two poles within the same day, the same hour, the same work. Cyn is a Midwesterner, a flat-lander, the product of blue-collar sensibilities with a fascination for the Gothic and the grotesque. Cyn attributes much of her literary influence to Flannery O’Connor, a writer of that certain quality of darkness that is finally shot through with light. 

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First-Year Preceptorial
Introduction to Literature
The Bible in Literature
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing
Beginning Fiction Writing
What’s So Funny: Humor Writing
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Flannery O'Connor
Senior Portfolio


At the Knox Writers' House