• Anna Hazelrigg grew up in Alabama and Arizona. After completing a BA in English at Northern Arizona University, she moved to Texas to attend graduate school at Texas State University, where she earned an MFA in creative writing. Her short stories have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. She was selected writer-in-residence at the University of Arizona Poetry Center (2007) and has received other honors, including a Pushcart Prize nomination (2010) and a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award (2012) for teaching.

    Ms. Hazelrigg has been with Coastal Bend College since 2003. She has taught a range of English courses over the years that include developmental English, Composition and Grammar (ENGL 1301), Composition and Rhetoric (ENGL 1302), Masterpieces of American Literature (ENGL 2326), British Literature I & II (ENGL 2322 / 2323) and Creative Writing I and II (ENG: 2307 / 2308). She teaches in Pleasanton, Beeville, and online. As a former community college student, she understands the challenges many students face in reaching their personal learning goals. She loves to help students become confident writers and readers and to help them connect to the greater human experience though literature and language.

    In her spare time, Ms. Hazelrigg hangs out with a pack of rescue mutts and a cat named Sushi. Aside from writing, reading, and traveling, she enjoys watching British dramas, eating Jalisco style Mexican food, and listening to progressive rock music.