Full-time Temporary Faculty
New England College (In-Progress)
Creative Nonfiction & Poetry
Southborough Public Library
Since 2016, I have provided poetry writing workshops and seminars to Southborough Public Library community. These no-cost workshops and seminars provide patrons, and myself, with time spent writing poems, reading the creative and critical work of others and engaging in conversations on and about poetry. I try to schedule and offer two workshops/seminars per semester including the summer months.
Research At A Glance
Flat Lands and Mountain Places
In brief, I am currently working on a double-portrait memoir of my grandmother and myself that centers on place and identity.
College Writing I
College Writing I (prev. called English Composition I): College Writing I focuses on writing as critical inquiry, reflection, and communication. Students practice the fundamentals of effective writing, emphasizing planning, drafting, revising, and editing.
College Writing II
College Writing II (prev. called English Composition II: EN 102 builds upon EN 101 and focuses on research writing, synthesizing sources, critical analysis, argumentation, and information literacies. Students practice the fundamentals of effective writing in collaborative and academic communities, while evaluating and using sources in different rhetorical situations. This course is designed to help students develop transferable skills and strategies that may be applied to a variety of audiences and in a range of situations.
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Literature: A critical introduction to the principal genres of literature: poetry, drama, and fiction.
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Poetry: Examination and appreciation of the techniques and types of poetry including the sonnet, the pastoral, the mock heroic, and the ode.
Focuses on how to write and produce basic documents, from research and progress reports to brochures and manuals.
Creative Writing: Poetry II
Conversation with practicing poets; preparation of a small booklet of poems.
American Women Writers
The course examines major works by American women writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama within applicable critical contexts.