Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Geoghegan, Elizabeth

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Elizabeth Geoghegan is the author of Natural Disasters: Stories and The Marco Chronicles: To Rome Without Love, a Kindle bestseller, winner of the Travelers’ Tales Solas Gold Prize for Memoir, and selected for The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10. Recently, her essay about her friend and mentor, "Smoking with Lucia Berlin,” was among The Paris Review’s “Best of 2015.”

 She earned her MFA in Fiction from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and both an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in English from The University of Colorado at Boulder. Her teaching interests include Modernism, Ernest Hemingway, Anglo and American Writers in Italy, The Literature of Exile, Travel Writing, Flannery O'Connor and the Contemporary Short Story.

 A long-time Rome resident, Geoghegan has taught at the John Felice Rome center since 2007. She teaches courses in Literature and Creative Writing, in particular "Writing Rome" an on site course she developed that explores the city of Rome as inspiration for creative writing.