M.F.A., Columbia University, Creative Writing: Fiction
B.A., St. Lawrence University, English and Fine Arts
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Areas of Expertise:
Academic writing, fiction writing, creative nonfiction writing
Classes I Teach:
- FS111: The Examined Life
- EN327: Fiction Writing Workshop
- EN329: Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
- EN101: College Writing
- HU350: Advanced Academic Writing
I have published two books of short stories: Satin Palms and Here.
I have published one novel: Burning Marguerite.
Working with my students, I have produced two in-house texts: The Little Book on Teaching Writing to First-Year Students, and The Manual of the Writing Center of Saint Michael's College.
For my fiction, I have received Pushcart Prizes and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Saint Michael's nominated me for Vermont Professor of the Year.
Life Off Campus:
I'm an avid gardener, both flowers and vegetables. Nothing pleases me more than spending a whole day working in my gardens. I became a mother at the age of 44, and my son Michael, born in 1998, is the apple of my eye. Writing is my passion; I have loved sharing that passion with my students ever since I started teaching, in 1979.