M.F.A. creative writing, 2009, Stonecoast M.F.A. Program, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.
Thesis: Where Transient Waters Mesh. A series of linked essays with a central reference point of home.
B.A. English literature, Women Studies Minor, 2001. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Cambridge Literary Program, England, Summer, 2000. Golden Key National Honors Society 1998-2001. Institutional Honors: Cum Laude, 2001.
“Buried Underneath Her Skin Like Slivers,” Under the Sun, forthcoming. Personal Essay. “The Release,” Pembroke Magazine, forthcoming. Personal Essay. “What is Lost,” [Not] the End: Prison Stories, forthcoming. Poem.
“In the Wake of Time,” Silk Road Review, Spring 2016. Personal Essay.
“The Angle of Flickering Light,” Fourth Genre, Spring 2015. Personal Essay.
“Our Shadows on the Sidewalks,” Under the Sun, Summer 2014. Personal Essay.
“Where the Ocean and Sky Divide,” Fugue, Winter-Spring 2014. Personal Essay.
“Until the Morning Comes,” Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Winter, 2014. Personal Essay.
“Wrapped Up in Skin, Hidden Behind Eyes,” The Gettysburg Review, Spring 2013. Personal Essay.
“Here on the Deck,” The Truth About Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, Spring 2012. Personal Essay.
“Adams Point,” Compass Rose, Spring 2011. Personal Essay.
“In the Absence of Beauty,” The Clackamas Literary Review, 2011. Personal Essay.
“Cleaning House,” The Concho River Review, Fall 2010. Personal Essay.
“Safety,” Room Magazine, Fall 2009. Personal Essay.
“The Red House,” PMSpoemmemoirstory, Fall 2009. Personal Essay.
“Indulgence,” Best New Writing 2010, Fall 2009. Personal Essay.
“Radiation,” Hope Whispers, Summer 2009. Personal Essay.
“Radiation,” Stonecoast Lines: Volume II (University of Southern Maine), Winter 2009. Personal Essay.
Senior Program Coordinator Measured Progress, Dover, NH November 2017-present Collaborate with Project Manager to develop, proofread, and execute assessment materials for K-12 students across the state of Maine. Work closely with the Maine Department of Education to serve the needs of special education students, and to troubleshoot problems and conflicts related to testing. Plan and present at events, meetings, and teacher trainings, and facilitate communication with principals, educators, and guidance counselors.
Writing Center Coordinator
Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH April 2006-November 2017
Tutored students one on one, as well as online through the college’s Center for Academic Planning and Support (CAPS) Writing Center. Assisted with essays, grammar, sentence structure, format, writing techniques. Worked with English department faculty on appropriate workshops to run to support course assignments, planned and taught the workshops, trained peer tutors. Prepared synopses of the inner workings of the center, its effectiveness, including suggestions of how it could be improved. Created, designed, and implemented online tutoring organizations via Blackboard.
Adjunct Instructor of Writing
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. Oct. 2012-present
Courses Taught (online):ENG 122: English Composition I
ENG 330: Nonfiction Writing Workshop
ENG 351: Advanced Nonfiction Workshop
ENG 341: Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop
ENG 490: English Internship
ENG 226: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 532: Studies in Place and Setting
Subject Matter Expert: Nonfiction Writing
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH Jan. 2016-April 2016
Worked collaboratively with curriculum design team (Learning Resource Specialist, Outcomes and Assessment Specialist, Product Manager, Instructional Designer) to reconfigure an online undergraduate nonfiction writing course, English 351: Advanced Nonfiction Writing Workshop.
Adjunct Lecturer of Writing
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA Sept. 2012-May 2014
Courses Taught: FYW 1050: First Year Writing
Writer-In-Residence Spring 2012 Jan. 2012-March 2012
Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
Courses Taught: ENGL 167: Exploring the Creative Writing Process
Adjunct Instructor of English
Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH Sept. 2006-Dec. 2009
Courses Taught: ENGL 097: Developmental Reading
ENGL 098: Developmental Writing I
ENGL 099: Developmental Writing II
ENGL 110: College Composition I
Assistant to the Stonecoast MFA Program
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME Fall 2008
Administrative position required editing the program’s website, writing student and alumni profiles published in Stonecoast Quarterly, writing press releases, and seeking out venues for literary events.
Writing Workshop Facilitator
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Portsmouth, NH Spring 2008
Designed and led a writing group for female survivors of sexual assault.
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME Spring 2008
Courses Taught: Novel Writing with Dianne Benedict. Presented seminars on narrative structure, point of view, and setting, and facilitated group discussions. Wrote critiques of student work, provided detailed line edits, and worked with students in small groups as well as individually.
York School Department, York, ME Fall 2007
Courses Taught: Memoir Writing
Dover, NH Spring 2006
Assistant to Nancy Eichhorn, M.Ed. M.A., facilitator Amhersts Writers and Artists Programs.
READINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
Grammar and Punctuation Workshop/Presentation, Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 2012.
Public Literary Reading, Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia, February 2012.
Presentation on APA Format, Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 2009.
Presentation of Creative Master’s Thesis, Where Transient Waters Mesh, University of Southern Maine, Maine, January 2009.
Implementing Social Change by Leading Writing Workshops in Nontraditional Settings, University of Southern Maine, Maine, January 2009.
Public Literary Reading, Dingle Bookshop, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, July 2008.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Finalist for Autumn House Press Full-Length Contest, 2018. Semi-finalist for Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award, 2015.
William Faulkner-William Wisdom Short List Finalist for Narrative Nonfiction, 2013
Finalist for Bellevue Literary Review’s Nonfiction Prize, 2012.
Awarded Second Place for SouthWest Writers Competition, 2012.
Finalist for Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, 2012.
Honorable Mention for the Gulf Coast Prize in Nonfiction, 2012.
Finalist for Bellingham Review’s Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction, 2012.
Finalist for Iowa Review Award in Creative Nonfiction, 2012.
Writer-in-Residence 2012 at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Awarded a Creative Writing Grant from Vermont Studio Center, 2011.
Eric Hoffer Short List Finalist for Prose, 2009.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Portsmouth, NH April 2005-January 2009
Sexual Harassment/Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), Durham, NH Fall 2001
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Open the Doors Fiction Workshop, Montpelier, VT, 2015
The Frost Place Conference on Poetry, Franconia, NH, 2014 Riverteeth Nonfiction Conference, Ashland, OH, 2014 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Seattle, WA, 2014
AWP Conference, Boston, MA, 2013
New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP) Writers Day, Manchester, NH, 2012
AWP Conference, Denver, CO, 2010
National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) Conference, Boston, MA, 2009
AWP Conference, Chicago, IL, 2009
AWP Conference, New York, NY, 2008
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
New Hampshire Writers’ Project
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
National Association of Poetry Therapy