Drew Bratcher

Washingtonian

Biography

Nashville native Drew Bratcher is a writer and editor in Washington DC. After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2005, Bratcher taught high school English and creative writing and penned book jacket covers for Thomas Nelson Publishing. From 2006 until 2008, he worked as a feature writer and assistant editor at The Washingtonian, where he covered, among other things, sports, religion, transportation, and poetry.

In 2009, Bratcher became the founding editor of EthnoTraveler, an online magazine aimed at educating an English-­speaking audience about people, arts, and culture from places of increasing importance on the world stage. The former editor of Wichita magazine, Bratcher's writing regularly appears in the Oxford American, The Washingtonian, Military History Quarterly, and other publications.

He spent a good part of his childhood in a rocking chair on the back porch of his grandfather's hilltop home in Nashville, listening to stories. "I remember being wide-eyed, being a sponge, taking it all in," Bratcher says. "When I write now, it's my grandfather's voice in my head." Bratcher, who lives in Capitol Hill with his wife and son, is a Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Braves fan, "trying to learn to love the home teams." But at heart, he says, "I'm an old Tennessean."

Courses

WJI Annual Top Grad Conference

October 4th, 2012

This highly selective conference is for 15 WJI alumni graduates only. The conference is an all-expense paid weekend in October in Washington, DC at the Dupont Hotel. A series of seminars and meals is held in conjunction with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington with EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie acting as conference moderator.