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Chip Houser

chip houser

Chip Houser practiced architecture and interior design in Italy, Germany, Colorado, and most recently St. Louis before entering UMSL’s MFA progam to focus on writing fiction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas, a handful of state architectural licenses, and a Certificate in Creative Writing from Washington University. His fiction has placed in several contests, including the Writer’s Digest Your Story Contest, the St. Louis Writer’s Guild Annual Short Story Contest, and the Missouri Writer’s Guild Doris Mueller Poetry & Prose Contest. His lifelong commitment to picking at his festering emotional wounds informs his writing and helps keep his social calendar open.