Trinie Dalton, B.A. English, M.F.A. Creative Writing Faculty Profile

Trinie  Dalton, B.A. English, M.F.A. Creative Writing

Assistant Professor

Department of English

Trinie Dalton teaches all levels of Creative Writing, and English Literature courses in her subject areas. She also advises CSUEB's student-run literary magazine, Occam's Razor, and hosts the English Department's Distinguished Visiting Writers series. Dalton has written and curated seven books that move between fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Her most recent releases are a short story collection, Baby Geisha (Two Dollar Radio) and a micro-essay suite, Destroy Bad Thoughts Not Yourself, published as a limited edition artist’s book (The Pit Gallery, Los Angeles). She writes essays for artists’ monographs and is active in art book publication; she writes for Artforum. Dalton brings to CSUEB over a decade of teaching experience in English, Creative Writing, Critical Theory + Art Criticism, and Visual Art departments at NYU, Pratt, Columbia, SVA, Art Center College of Design, University of Southern California, University of Redlands, and Vermont College of Fine Arts where she is still Core Faculty in the MFA in Writing Program. Born and raised in California, Dalton is an avid naturalist who studies native flora and fauna. Both of her parents were first-generation college students who attended Cal State universities.

—Artist’s Books, Graphic Design, Visual Storytelling, and Alternative Publications

—Experimental / Conceptual / Interdisciplinary Narrativity + Cultural Movements

—Fairy Tale, Folklore, and Mythology / Feminism, Horror, and Metamorphosis

—Decolonizing Storytelling / Indigenous Storytelling Traditions 

—Wilderness Writing / Botany + Mycology

—Queer and Trans-Narrativity / Transgressive Literature 

—D.I.Y. Subcultures / Self-Taught + Outsider Art 



  • M.F.A. Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • B.A. English / Creative Writing (Poetry), University of Southern California
Spring Semester 2024
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
ENGL 10912College Writing LabM9:30AM10:20AMMB-2099Hayward Campus
ENGL 40501Adv Workshop in FictionM12:00PM1:40PMAE-0137Hayward Campus
ENGL 43101World MythologyM2:00PM3:40PMAE-0137Hayward Campus
ENGL 49001Independent StudyARRARRHayward Campus

Destroy Bad Thoughts Not Yourself: The Pit, 2019.

Baby Geisha: Two Dollar Radio, 2012.

MYTHTYM: Picturebox/D.A.P., 2008

Sweet Tomb: Madras Press, 2009.

A Unicorn is Born: Abrams, 2007.

Wide Eyed: Akashic Books, 2005.

Dear New Girl Or Whatever Your Name Is: McSweeney’s, 2005