M.F.A. in Writing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. May 2017
Thesis: Gone East: Stories.
Committee: Ann Joslin Williams (director), Siobhan Senier, Janet Schofield.
B.A. English, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Cum Laude. May 2015.
“Baby Girl,” Flash Fiction Magazine, July 4th, 2016.
“Papier-mâché Parrots,” Bloodstone Review, August 2015.
“New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogue,” Dawnland Voices, June 2015.
“An Interview with Jeremy John Parker: Book Design, Writing, Outlook Springs, and Life after the MFA,” Barnstorm Journal, March 31st 2017.
“Story, picture, painting: an interview with artist Linda Griggs,” Barnstorm Journal, November 25th 2016.
English Composition Instructor, Department of English and Composition, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. August 2017-Present
First Year Writing (ENGL 401) – Designed and Instructed – Two Sections (Fall ’17)
First Year Writing is a freshman level composition course that focuses on three units: rhetorical analysis, research, and the personal essay. It is a universally designed course with heavy attention to student-teacher conferences. I use a collaborative and cultural pedagogy where students have daily short writing assignments, along with three major essays. My classroom utilizes technology and multimedia when possible, and there is an emphasis on students sharing their work in class.
Creative Writing Instructor, GrubStreet, Boston, MA. January 2016-Present
Novel in Progress – Three Section: Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018
- A ten week course on the structure of a novel and craft aspects such as dialogue, outlining, characterization, and so on. Class is partial lecture with exercises, and the remaining is a writer’s workshop.
Teen Week of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Magical Fiction – August 2017
- This was a week-long teen camp that is run by GrubStreet’s YAWP (Young Adult Writers Program). I conducted workshops and craft lessons from 10:30-3:30 for five days, all revolving around Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Magical Fiction.
Young Adult Writers Program: “I Can’t Believe They’re Not Real!” – Creating Memorable Characters – January 2018
- A one day, three hour seminar on character development.
How to Start a YA/Middle Grade Novel – February 2018
- A one day, six hour seminar on how to outline a young adult or middle grade novel. We will write a synopsis, develop characters, and begin on a scene or chapter.
Writing Instructor, Master Teacher, St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program, Concord, NH. May 2017-Present
The Advanced Studies Program is an intensive six week summer program for high school juniors and seniors. I design curriculum and teach four sections of writing workshop, a course in creative nonfiction personal essay writing.
English Composition Instructor, Graduate Instructor of Record, Department of English and Composition, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. August 2016-May 2017
First Year Writing (ENGL 401) – Designed and Instructed – Two Sections (Fall ’16,Spring ’17)
First Year Writing is a freshman level composition course that focuses on three units: rhetorical analysis, research, and the personal essay. It is a universally designed course with heavy attention to student-teacher conferences.
Paraprofessional, Oyster River High School, Durham, NH. August 2014-June 2015
I worked one-on-one with a student with high functioning Aspergers, as well as students in and out of the special education program. We focused on the nuances of language, time management, study skills, and understanding social cues and behavior. I was able to take part in IEP meetings and development with assessments.
EDITORIAL AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Photographer and Owner, Dalke Studios, 2009-Present
Dalke Studios is my own successful small professional photography business. I mainly photograph weddings, with some portraiture and family sessions. My photography style is creative documentary. Meaning, I try to be as photojournalistic as possible without influencing the day with posing or any interruptions. Observing and capturing people as they are fuels my work, and is certainly something that carries over into my writing. Being the owner of a small business I have a leadership role, understand deadlines, client relations, and website/blogging software. www.dalkestudios.com
Administrative Assistant and Web Designer, Dawnland Voices 2.0, June 2015-Present
I worked under Associate Professor Siobhan Senier, Hayes Chair in Digital Humanities at the University of New Hampshire, editing and contributing to her literary journal and website. The website is an archive of indigenous writing, languages and visual work from tribal nations native to New England. For the literary journal Dawnland Voices 2.0. My work included: formatting, editing, and categorizing collected material using both Omeka platforms as well as WordPress. I also have transcribed poetry for Professor Senier, sent to her by tribal elders for publication, and completed graphic design work. www.dawnlandvoices.org.
Art Editor, Barnstorm Journal, University of New Hampshire, August 2017- June 2017
I coordinate and pair visual art with the selected stories, essays, and poetry chosen to publish in the online journal. Frequent blog posts on craft and interviews are also posted to the site by myself or other contributing editors. A new aspect of this position that my co-editor and I created was establishing a relationship with the Art Department at UNH. Both the writing and art graduate majors are relatively small. We wanted to join forces in the creation of an artistic community, pairing the visual with the literary arts. www.barnstormjournal.org.
Graduate Student Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, May 2017
“Baby Girl” and “Voicemail”
Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA 106.1 FM, Portsmouth, NH, February 20th 2017.
University of New Hampshire Presents: Read Free or Die, Portsmouth, NH, February 16th 2017.
“Pushing Back,” University of New Hampshire Presents: Read Free or Die, Portsmouth, NH, December 17th 2015.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Dick Shea Memorial Prize (Honorable Mention) – Judged by Jensen Beach
University of New Hampshire, May 2017
Young Dawkins III Prize in Creative Writing
University of New Hampshire, May 2017
AY17 Travel Grant Award
University of New Hampshire Graduate Department, October 19th, 2016
Charles Johnson Fiction Award (Finalist)
Crab Orchard Review, April, 2016
Excellence of Fiction (Honorable Mention)
University of New Hampshire, April, 2015
Spanish – Beginner/Intermediate reading comprehension
Magic Hour – I donate professional photography to families fighting cancer, 2015-Present.