Tara DaPra

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Tara DaPra

Senior Lecturer


(715) 735-4300 x4311
Office Hours / Schedule 

ENG 099 (M-113)

Tue, Thu: 9 - 9:50am, 10am - 10:50am, 11 - 11:50am, 2:00-2:50, 3:00 - 3:50pm

Office Hours (M-116)

Thursdays: 1-1:50


Tara DaPra joined the English faculty in the fall of 2012.  She enjoys working with writers of all abilities both online and in the traditional classroom setting, and she especially enjoys working with students individually during “conference week.” Her teaching philosophy centers on the idea that writers can discover what they’re trying to say through the writing process and with the aid of fellow writers. She’s certain that the process of writing is a great philosophy for most difficult tasks in work and life.

While studying at the University of Minnesota, Tara 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 such publications as Creative Nonfiction, R-KV-R-Y,  and The Rake. Tara also teaches at UW-Green Bay and lives with her family in a 112-year-old house in Green Bay’s Astor Park neighborhood.



  • “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)