Kerry Sherin Wright is the founding Director of the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College and an adjunct assistant professor in the English department. Before joining Franklin & Marshall in 2003, Wright served for six years as the first Director of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Wright has a PhD in English literature from Temple University, and she received her Masters in creative writing from Hollins College and her Bachelors in religious studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She writes fiction, essays, and reviews, and she teaches courses in contemporary and creative writing, including Introduction to Creative Writing, Contemporary Experimental Fiction, and Graphic Novels.
Wright was recognized upon her departure from the Kelly Writers House at Penn with the creation of The Kerry Sherin Wright Prize
, an annual award that supports an event or project that "best captures" her spirit of "aesthetic capaciousness and literary communitarianism." She serves on the boards of the James Street Improvement District and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design’s Public Art Advisory Committee. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband Scott and their son Skyler.