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Sue Hertz

Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 302B, Durham, NH 03824

Sue Hertz is author of "Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling" and "Caught in the Crossfire: A Year on Abortion's Front Line." Her narratives have appeared in numerous national and regional publications and anthologies, including Yankee, The Washington Post, Medium, The Writer, Redbook, House Beautiful, Parenting, Boston Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, New England Monthly, Maine Magazine, and Walking. A newspaper feature writer before she began the double life of teaching and writing, Hertz worked for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Herald in Everett, WA, and The Hartford Courant. She has appeared on various literary panels sponsored by organizations such as the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Key West Literary Seminar.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 623: Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 703T/803T: Travel Writing
  • ENGL 720: Journalism Internship
  • ENGL 722: Feature Writing
  • ENGL 788: Senior Honors
  • ENGL 804: Advanced Nonfiction Writing
  • ENGL 806: Research for Creative Writers
  • ENGL 808: Nonfiction: Form and Technique
  • ENGL 812: Nonfiction Book Writing


  • B.A., English, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Journalism
  • Literary journalism
  • Narrative nonfiction
  • Personal essay

Artistic Activities & Publications

  • Of Hipbones and Hostels (2015).

  • Fever Pitch (2012).

  • Temple of History (2011).

  • Biking British (2011).

  • Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling (2011).

  • Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling (2011).

  • Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling (2011).

  • Hertz, S. (n.d.). Transitioning to and Navigating a Post-Work Life. Washington post (Washington, D.C. : 1974), Feb. 27, 2022. Retrieved from http://www.suehertz.net/