Mika Perrine

Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Academy


M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Michigan; B.A., English Literature (with honors), Brown University; Interlochen Arts Academy

An alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy, Mika Perrine is currently Interim Director of Creative Writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Prior to her return to Interlochen, Perrine taught creative writing at the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared in New Voices For Nature: Stories of the Land from Northern Wisconsin Writers, and Clerestory, The Brown-RISD Journal for the Arts. Her work has also been published by the Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, Wisconsin.

Perrine was a Helen Zell Fellow in Fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won Hopwood Awards in short fiction and creative nonfiction. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and completing an Honors Thesis in Creative Writing.

She lives in Cedar, Michigan, and is currently at work on her debut collection of short stories.