• CWP Patricia Weaver Francisco

    Patricia Weaver Francisco

    Artist in Residence

    Patricia Weaver Francisco is the author of TELLING: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery (HarperCollins, 1999), for which she was awarded a Minnesota Book Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction. Francisco’s published work also includes a novel (Cold Feet, Simon & Schuster, 1988), essays (Village Without Mirrors, Milkweed Editions, 1989), and a play (Lunacy, Dramatic Publishing Company, 1983). She has been awarded two Bush Foundation fellowships and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board in both fiction and the essay.

    Francisco has taught fiction, nonfiction, and courses on the creative process at Hamline University since 1988, and has thrice been named Outstanding Faculty. She conducts private classes in both creative and professional writing, and she has offered courses through the University of Minnesota, the Loft Literary Center, and the Split Rock Arts Program. Since the publication of TELLING she has been active in speaking to colleges and service providers on the subject of sexual violence and the memoir of crisis.

  • Accomplishments


    TELLING: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery

    Cold Feet
    Simon & Schuster

    Village Without Mirrors
    Milkweed Editions

    Dramatic Publishing Company