Nicole Hardy

Nicole Hardy’s memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin (Hyperion 2013), was a finalist for the 2014 Washington State Book Award and the essay that inspired it—”Single, Female, Mormon, Alone” was noted in 2012’s Best American Essays and featured on the Modern Love Podcast. Her essays have appeared in magazines and newspapers including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and Marie Claire—and have been adapted for radio and stage. Her other books include the poetry collections This Blonde (2009) and Mud Flap Girl’s XX Guide to Facial Profiling (2006)–a chapbook of pop-culture inspired sonnets. She earned her MFA at the Bennington College Writing Seminars.

Student Feedback for Nicole

Nicole is an excellent teacher. She pointed out parts of my writing that worked while also giving me constructive criticism. Working with Nicole helped me develop my skills as a writer of nonfiction. Mary Mitchell

Writing is so intensely personal that it takes a very talented instructor to respect every element: the experience one has had, the writing, and the mental-spriritual-emotional elements of getting a story out there. Nicole was able to balance all aspects, which makes her a great teacher and a great writing mentor. Nancy LaChance