Vivé Griffith

Director Of Outreach And Engagement
Clemente Course in the Humanities

Vivé Griffith is an Austin-based writer and educator whose work centers on expanding opportunities for intellectual and creative community for a diverse cross-section of individuals. For ten years she directed Free Minds, an affiliate of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, helping hundreds of adult students jumpstart their college education and explore their academic potential. She now serves as Director of Outreach and Engagement for the national Clemente Course. A lecturer at the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin, she co-created the seminar, “Literary Citizenship: Teaching Writing for Social Change.”
Her op-eds advocating for nontraditional students have appeared in the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer and her creative writing in Oxford American, The Sun, and Hippocampus. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center, an MA in English from the University of Cincinnati, and a BS in English and Economics from Vanderbilt University.



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