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Sara McDaniel Wienecke

Assistant Professor of English

Teaching Area



  • MFA, Creative Writing, Queens University of Charlotte
  • BA, Principia College


In her graduate work, Sara Wienecke studied fiction writing, poetry writing, African American literature, and late nineteenth-century through early-twentieth century American literature. For her master's thesis, she wrote a collection of short stories and poetry entitled, "Art of a Single Woman." Aside from teaching literature and creative writing classes in her area of study, Wienecke is committed to connecting students to a broader community by bringing in visiting writers and taking students to off-campus readings. For several years, she has also led or co-led trips for students to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Wienecke is the faculty advisor for the Friends of English student club, which hosts off-campus and on-campus literary events.

Scholarly Interests

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • African American literature
  • Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature

Memberships and Affiliations

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Publications and Presentations

  • “Carver’s Ending of ‘Cathedral’: ‘It’s Really Something,’” essay for Eric Sheridan Wyatt's Words Matter blog, 2013.
  • “The Epiphany Ending,” Craft Lecture for Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, 2013.
  • Fiction reading for Principia College’s 4X4 panel, 2011.

Sara Wienecke CV