Carrie Hagen (2009)

MFA in Creative Nonfiction

"The faculty to student ratio allowed my mentors to thoroughly respond to and inform my writing, and these working relationships fostered wonderful writing workshop groups that challenged me as a reader as much as a writer. Goucher's network and reputation facilitated my initial entry into the world of agents, editors, and the professional support I would need once I received a diploma.”

Carrie Hagen is the author of we is got him, the narrative of America's first recorded ransom kidnapping (The Overlook Press, 2011). She contributes to Smithsonian.com and other publications. Hagen researches and writes in Philadelphia.

we is got him excerpt

"The Story Behind the First Ransom Note in American History" (Smithsonian Mag, 2013)