Eliot Treichel

Teaching & Samples

Eliot is available for a variety of writing and editing services, and can help in both fiction and nonfiction. Services include tutoring, editing, proofreading, manuscript consultation, and a range of creative writing classes for teens and adults.

Eliot has taught composition and creative writing at Lane Community College and Prescott College. He holds a MFA in Writing & Literature from Bennington College.

Rates vary. Please email Eliot via the contact form for more detailed information.

The Thing That Goes There

MY shift began at seven a.m., three hours before the library opened to the general public. Seven was early for me, and I usually arrived at work about one minute to seven—or right at seven, or about one minute after seven—something that began to earn me gentle, half-hearted reprimands from my supervisors. We were a […]

Open Boat, Open Mind

DID the adventure begin when I’d realized, an hour into the trip, that I’d left all my CDs on the kitchen table back home? Or had the adventure begun months earlier, on a rainy winter day, when I’d first decided to travel to the Blackfoot River and meet up with old friends at the Open […]

Sometime to Return

I SPED down Van Alsteen Road, my truck bouncing from the dips in the sun-bleached blacktop. Corn fields, green and thriving, blurred by. My left arm was angled out the window and my hand surfed through the air. I had a cheap, portable CD player plugged in through the cassette slot and speakers with enough […]