Hoist Point Writing

Our People

Kathy Goodkin Director Writing Center and Tutoring Services Kathy Goodkin, Co-Founder & Writing Facilitator
Kathy Goodkin has fourteen years of experience as a teacher and tutor of academic, professional, and creative writing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University, where she also served as editor for the nationally distributed literary magazine Phoebe. Currently, she is an editor for the feminist publisher Gazing Grain Press. Kathy’s writing has been published in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Redivider, RHINO, and elsewhere.






homanauthorphotoBrandi Homan, Co-Founder & Writing Facilitator
Brandi Homan holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and an MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of two books and two chapbooks of poetry and is currently pursuing a PhD with an emphasis in Fiction at the University of Denver.





Jess Stoner, Co-Director, Writing Facilitator
Jess Stoner holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Denver. She is the author of the novel I Have Blinded Myself Writing This and her stories, poems, and essays have been published in The Morning NewsThe RumpusThe Austin Review, and many other publications. She has led creative workshops for writers from age 6 to 90.





Board of Directors
Kathy Goodkin
Brandi Homan
Sam Rose
Jess Stoner

Writing Consultants
Mairead Case
Vincent Carafano
Emily Cullitin