Fiction, Content Strategy
Writer, Instructor
University of Texas


  • Writer and instructor on poetry and fiction writing
  • Author, "Migration"
  • Editor with Columbia University Libraries for over ten years
  • Winner of 2015 Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest
  • Published author in many literary journals 


Ginny Wiehardt is a former writer for The Balance Careers covering fiction. She has taught writing to people of all ages through CUNY, Pratt Institute, and Poets House.

In addition to being a writer, she has experience in publishing, first at a traditional press and then for an electronic publishing project funded by the Mellon Foundation. She has been an editor with Columbia University Libraries for over ten years.

Wiehardt is a poet as well as a middle-grade fiction writer. Her poetry chapbook, “Migration” won the 2015 Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest and her poetry has appeared in literary journals including the Adroit Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Southern Humanities Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Willow Springs.


Poetry Dose Podcast Episode


The Latin for "Cake"

On Coming Across Christina’s World at the Museum of Modern Art


Wiehardt received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in poetry and fiction from the Michener Center for Writers.