Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss

  • Associate Professor


Sean Prentiss teaches creative, sports, environmental, and professional writing at Norwich. His books include "Finding Abbey: A Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave," which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award, the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, and the Utah Book Award. Sean also wrote "Crosscut: Poems," a memoir-in-poems about his time as a trail builder in the Pacific Northwest.

In addition, Sean co-authored  "Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology and Advanced Creative Nonfiction," " The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction," and " The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction." He also edits for the Bloomsbury Publishing Writer’s Guide and Anthology series. Sean lives with his family on a small lake in northern Vermont and they also have a hand-built cabin in the mountains of Colorado. 


M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Idaho

Courses Taught

EN 274 Intro to Creative Writing
EN 254 Sports Writing
EN 204 Professional Writing