Dr. Candace Nadon

Dr. Candace Nadon
Associate Professor of English


  • Fiction
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Women’s literature
  • Literature of place
  • Literature of the West


  • Ph.D., English, Georgia State University, 2013
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine Stonecoast, 2005
  • B.A., English, Fort Lewis College, 1997


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About Dr. Candace Nadon

Candace Nadon is an associate professor in the Department of English at Fort Lewis College. She joined the college in 2013. Dr. Nadon has published fiction, nonfiction and lyric essays in journals such as The Fourth River, Platte Valley Review, and Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose and worked as a freelance editor.  At Fort Lewis, she organizes a poetry reading for students in creative writing classes once a semester and works as a tutor for students seeking master’s degrees in educational leadership. She taught at Georgia State University while earning her doctorate. Prior to pursuing her doctoral education, Dr. Nadon taught Advanced Placement English, creative writing and literature at the high school level and at a primary school for gifted children.

Dr. Nadon was an Advanced Teaching Fellow and Virginia Spencer Carr Fellow at Georgia State University. She was a finalist in the Colony Collapse Press Novella Competition (2014) and the Palooka Press Chapbook Competition (2014). 

Current Projects

Dr. Nadon is currently writing a novel focused on the lives of three generations of women in the contemporary Western United States and a collection of short essays about growing up in rural Western Colorado.  She is also developing a collection of Creative Writing exercises for the undergraduate writing workshop.  

Selected Publications and Presentations

Instructor’s Manual, Primary Research and Writing by Lynee Gaillet and Michelle Eble, Routledge, 2015

“Writing a Profile” and “Observing Digital Communities,” Primary Research and Writing by Lynee Gaillet and Michelle Eble, Routledge, 2015

“The Moon’s Evening Chill,” Hartskill Review, 2014

“Fire,” The Fourth River, 2014

“Wolves” and “Cursed:” New South’s Reading Series, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013

“Wolves” Mary: A Journal of New Writing, 2012

“Animas,” Platte Valley Review, 2011

“Further,” Agnes Scott Writer’s Festival Magazine, 2011

“Vacationing,” Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, 2007