Tara DaPra

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Tara DaPra

Senior Lecturer


(715) 735-4300 x4311
Office Hours / Schedule 

ENG 099 (M-113)

Tue, Thu: 9am - 9:50, 10am - 10:50am, 1:30pm-2:20pm, 2:30pm - 3:20pm

ENG 101 (M-109)

Tue, Thu: 11:00pm-12:15pm

Office Hours (L-128)

Thursdays: 12:20pm - 1:15pm


Tara DaPra joined the Engish faculty in the fall of 2012. She earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing from the University of Minnesota where she received the Walter H. Judd Fellowship for creative research in Ireland and the Gesell Award for excellence in creative writing, poetry. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, R-KV-R-Y,  and The Rake. Tara also teaches at UW-Green Bay.



  • “An Interview with Tara DaPra.” American Literary Review, September 25, 2013. Online.
  • “Writing Memoir and Writing for Therapy: An Inquiry on the Functions of Reflection.” Creative Nonfiction 48(Spring 2013): 60-64. Print.
  • “Six Months in Ballymun, Ireland.” Sheepshead Review 35.2 (Spring 2013): 126. Print.
  • “On Gold Stars and Other Carrots: An Interview with Katrina Vandenberg.” Dislocate 4 (Fall 2008). Print.
  • “The World in Color.” Weisman Art Museumdisplay(Spring 2007). Print.
  • “the COLOR the BRAIN the HEART.” R-KV-R-Y (Winter/Spring 2007). Online.
  • “Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards.” Portrait of Achievement (Winter 2007). Print.
  • Show & Tell: “Old-Fashioned New Bohemian.” The Rake (August 2006). Print.
  • “Yoga for Kids.”  Portrait of Achievement (Fall 2006). Print.
  • The Rakish Angle: “Go Dog Go!” The Rake (October 2006). Print.
  • Show & Tell: “ ‘A Good Eye.’ ” The Rake (October 2006). Print.
  • The Rakish Angle: “We Really Clicked,” The Rake (February 2005). Print.

MFA, creative writing (creative nonfiction emphasis), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2008)
BA, political science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2004)