Ann Angel

profile_ann-angel.jpgAnn Angel, MFA
Professor of English

Phone: (414) 930-3109
Office:  Fidelis Hall 230


  • MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • M.A., Journalism, Marquette University
  • B.A., English Secondary Education, Mount Mary University

"The Mount Mary University English Graduate Program allows students the flexibility of exploring both professional and creative writing while also focusing on their area of interest. Although I've taught almost all of the creative courses in the program, I currently teach Novel Writing and Workshop and Research in Craft, a short story writing course. I also work with graduate students on their creative theses. I love helping to build this thriving writing community and watching our students develop their skills and explore their talent in ways that allow them to go into the world as confident professional and creative writers."


“Pushing Boundaries in YA Literature: Civil Disobedience, Violence and War”
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, 2014

“Warning Extreme Content: Sex, Drugs and Abuse as Themes in Young Adult Literature”
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, 2014

"Reaching Teens through Nonfiction with Social Justice Themes"
National Council of the Teachers of English, Assembly of Literature for Adolescents, 2012

Children’s Literature Network conference on nonfiction for young adult writers and teachers,  Minneapolis, Minn., October 18-20, 2012

"The Narrative Thread in Creative Nonfiction"
Associated Writing Program


  • Mount Mary University Alumnae Madonna Medal 2012
  • Mount Mary University Teaching Excellence Award 2011
  • American Library Association YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award 2011
  • Council for Wisconsin Writers Nonfiction Award 2010


  • Things I'll Never Say, Stories About Our Secret Selves (Candlewick 2015)
  • Adopted Like Me, My Book of Adopted Heroes (Jessica Kingsley, 2013
  • Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories (Persea Books, October 2011)
  • Janis Joplin, Rise Up Singing (Abrams/Amulet 2010)
  • A Reader's Guide to Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street (Enslow 2010)
  • Amy Tan, Weaver of Asian American Tales (Enslow 2009)

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Writers and Writing Program
  • Assembly of Literature for Adolescents, an Assembly of the National Council for the Teachers of English
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Grants & Special Projects:

Post Graduate semester, Vermont College of Fine Arts, focused on Weaving Mythological Metaphor in Contemporary Literature

For more information about Ann's books and upcoming speaking engagements, you can visit