1. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  4. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  5. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
Department of English Graduate Programs
Laurie Uttich

Laurie Uttich, M.F.A.

Laurie Rachkus Uttich's essays, poems, and fiction have been published in various literary journals, including Fourth Genre; Creative Nonfiction; River Teeth; Rattle; Sweet: A Literary Confection; Poets and Writers (Why We Write column); The Missouri Review; Superstition Review; This I Believe (broadcast on The Bob Edwards Show); Burrow Press Review; Brain, ChildIron Horse (fiction recipient of the Discovered Voices Award); So To Speak (recipient of the Creative Nonfiction award); Huffington PostThe Writers Chronicle; The Good Men Project; and others.


  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of Central Florida

Research Interests

Creative nonfiction: memoir, essay, segmented forms (braided, collage, lyrical), and literary journalism. Fiction: short stories, flash fiction.


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19267 CRW5948C Crw Service Learning Rdce Time Th 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91269 CRW5948C Crw Service Learning Rdce Time Tu 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online
In this service-learning course, students—working in pairs or independently—will lead weekly creative writing workshops in various community groups or agencies that serve members of our society who are frequently marginalized, under-served, and/or have limited access to literary arts. By sharing knowledge and teaching storytelling techniques in all genres (poetry, fiction, memoir, and/or scriptwriting), students will fulfill a community need by bringing the gifts of literature to its members, including: enhanced literacy, increased confidence, improved self-awareness, and a broader worldview. At the completion of the semester, students will work with the agency and other community members to produce a published form of the work, host a presentation/celebration of the work produced, and create a digital interpretation of the experience for the agency’s use. Throughout the course, students will also engage in group discussions regarding personal, academic, and civic reflections, and produce their own literary work with an open “social justice” theme. In short, students will take their experiences, turn them into various art forms, and share them with the class.

Updated: Aug 9, 2018

Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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