Lilace GuignardPart-time Professor of Creative Writing
English and World Languages
108 Belknap Hall
Mansfield University Campus
B.A. Warren Wilson College;
M.F.A. University of California, Irvine;
M.A. University of Nevada, Reno
Lilace Mellin Guignard has been an instructor in the Creative Writing program since 2014, teaching poetry and creative nonfiction. Her book, When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America, was released in March 2019 by Texas A&M University Press. Young at the Time of Letting Go won the Helen Kay Poetry Chapbook prize from Evening Street Press and was published in 2016.
She has also been an instructor in the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program since 2011, teaching Introduction to Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Leading Outdoor Recreation Trips, and Rock Climbing. She enjoys climbing, backpacking, kayaking, biking, hiking, hanging out beside a stream, and educating outdoor leaders. She takes her fun seriously.
She was a founding member of the Outdoor Academy of the Southern Appalachians, a residential school for tenth graders, where she taught Literature of the Land as well as Environmental Seminar. She has also taught at the University of California, Irvine; Warren Wilson College; Western Carolina University; and the University of Nevada, Reno. In her free time, she raises two children, is active in community theater, and writes.
University Services and Activities
Women's Studies Steering Committee
Retention Task Force
Partnerships and Affiliations
Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project: Hamilton-Gibson Productions
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)