Lynne Spigelmire Viti

Lynne Spigelmire Viti Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program At Wellesley College
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B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., J.D., Boston College

Lynne Spigelmire Viti

Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

Teaching interests: legal studies, bioethics, media studies, urban studies, journalism, and literature. I integrate blogs, wikis, and other new media into my teaching.

I am deeply committed to teaching writing and bioethics, media and legal studies. My writing runs the gamut from creative (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) to critical studies of television and articles on rhetoric and composition.

I teach sections of Wellesley's required first-year writing course and advanced writing courses within the Writing Program, including a Calderwood Public Writing Seminar in bioethics and law.

During Spring Semester 2018, I will be teaching a Calderwood Public Writing Seminars for seniors, in Bioethics.

My first poetry collection, Baltimore Girls, was published in March 2017, and my second chapbook, The Glamorganshire Bible, is scheduled for publication in early 2018. I was awarded Honorable Mentions in the Glimmer Train 2014 short fiction contest for my short story, “Tony Bennett, Aldous Huxley, and Eddie,” in the Spring 2015 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards for my poem, “Pâtissière, " and in the 2017 Concrete Wolf Louis Chapbook competition, and was named a finalist in the 2016 Grey Borders Wanted Works poetry chapbook competition.

My essay, “I Got the Shotgun, You Got the Briefcase” Judging, Layering and Ethics,” appears in the critical anthology, The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television (ed. Potter and Marshall, Continuum Press, 2009)

You can find my blog at

Twitter: @LynneViti