April Vinding

Job Titles

  • Department Chair, Professor of English
    English and Journalism , College of Arts and Sciences
  • Director of Writing
    General Education College of Arts and Sciences


Vinding teaches a full range of writing classes from composition to creative nonfiction. Her primary interests are the creative process, the lyric essay, and creative nonfiction that explores nontraditional forms. Her essays, poetry, and creative nonfiction have been published in "Ruminate," "Geez," "get born," and "Curator," publications that probe the interplay of faith, community, and the arts. Her spiritual memoir "Triptych" examines faith as a match: a puzzle, a flame, a fight.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel College - B.A. in Writing, 2000
  • Hamline University - M.F.A. in Creative Writing, 2005

Courses Taught

Introduction to Creative Writing
Prose Studio
Fiction Writing
Creative Nonfiction
Writers' Workshop
A Life of Calm in a Time of Chaos: Exploring Contemplation
Methods of Tutoring Writing


Triptych. Available on Amazon.com and at Wipf & Stock.