1. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  2. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  3. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  4. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  5. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  6. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  7. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  8. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  9. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  10. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  11. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  12. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  13. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  14. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  15. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  16. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  17. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  18. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  19. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  20. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  21. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  22. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  23. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  24. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  25. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  26. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  27. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  28. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  29. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  30. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  31. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
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.

Education

  • 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.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11230 CRW3950 Cypress Dome Editorship Rdce Time Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online

This is a two-semester course commitment, beginning in the fall. In the fall, students will actively learn the editing process—from promotion to publication—and, in the spring, produce and publish Cypress Dome, a literary magazine that features the creative literary and artistic work of selected UCF students.  Students read all submissions, determine inclusions, edit accepted manuscripts, actively engage in creative design and production (including InDesign certification), and promote the magazine. In this highly collaborative course, students must be comfortable with—and committed to—a team approach and the fulfillment of individualized, independent tasks. Students are accepted by application only and must include a reference from a professor. Preference frequently given to students who have excelled in introductory and advanced writing workshops, but all applications considered. To apply, email laurie.uttich@ucf.edu.

10665 CRW4224 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and CRW 3211

This is an advanced-level creative nonfiction workshop that requires a heavy reading and writing load of multiple types of literary nonfiction. Students will actively experiment with various forms and be required to take risks with the craft, turning “facts” into “truths” with literary, story-telling techniques that push (and question) boundaries. Active, dynamic engagement and detailed, nuanced critiques of work presented by peers is mandatory.

19266 CRW4804 Creative Writing in the Com Web Web 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.

19267 CRW5948C Crw Service Learning Rdce Time Th 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92104 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Web Web Not Online

   This is an intermediate-level creative nonfiction workshop that will explore all forms of creative nonfiction, including: memoirs, narratives, cultural commentaries, rants, quests, personal essays about current events and contemporary issues, and literary journalism. There are weekly writing and reading assignments that focus on structures and techniques, as well as larger manuscripts that are peer reviewed.

81372 CRW3950 Cypress Dome Editorship Rdce Time Tu 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online

   This is a two-semester course commitment, beginning in the fall. In the fall, students will actively learn the editing process—from promotion to publication—and, in the spring, produce and publish Cypress Dome, a literary magazine that features the creative literary and artistic work of selected UCF students.  Students read all submissions, determine inclusions, edit accepted manuscripts, actively engage in creative design and production (including InDesign certification), and promote the magazine. In this highly collaborative course, students must be comfortable with—and committed to—a team approach and the fulfillment of individualized, independent tasks. Students are accepted by application only and must include a reference from a professor. Preference frequently given to students who have excelled in introductory and advanced writing workshops, but all applications considered. To apply, email laurie.uttich@ucf.edu.

80298 CRW4224 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and CRW 3211

This is an advanced-level creative nonfiction workshop that requires a heavy reading and writing load of multiple types of literary nonfiction. Students will actively experiment with various forms and be required to take risks with the craft, turning “facts” into “truths” with literary, story-telling techniques that push (and question) boundaries. Active, dynamic engagement and detailed, nuanced critiques of work presented by peers is mandatory.

81590 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online

PR: English major or minor, and grade of “C” or better required in CRW 3310

This is an advanced class for English majors/minors who take poetry seriously and want to prepare to become practicing poets. I expect that you already know the works of several contemporary poets, the terminology necessary to discuss poetry in workshop, and that you know a few of the current trends in poetry. From here we will explore various ways to start poems, deepen our understanding of contemporary trends and issues in poetry and poetics, and examine how to take poems from inception to publication. No textbook required - we will do a significant amount of reading and responding to poems that are available online through the Academy of American Poets.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50774 CRW3053 Thry & Practice Creative Wrtng Web A Web Not Online

   In this course, students will read literary texts to expand understanding of contemporary writing in fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. Strategies gleaned from writing samples will work help students write creative stories, essays, and poems, become fluent in relevant writing terminology and concepts, gain insight into the emphases and specialties of the UCF creative writing program, and identify possible career paths and "uses" of a degree in English with a specialization in creative writing.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10699 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Web Web Not Online

CRW 3211.0W61: Introduction to Nonfiction (Uttich)

Spring 2018

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053.

This is an intermediate-level creative nonfiction workshop that will explore all forms of creative nonfiction, including: memoirs, narratives, cultural commentaries, rants, personal essays about current events and contemporary issues, and literary journalism. There are weekly writing and reading assignments that focus on structures and techniques, as well as larger manuscripts that are peer reviewed.


11449 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Web Web Not Online

CRW 3211.0W60: Introduction to Nonfiction (Uttich)

Spring 2018

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053.

This is an intermediate-level creative nonfiction workshop that will explore all forms of creative nonfiction, including: memoirs, narratives, cultural commentaries, rants, personal essays about current events and contemporary issues, and literary journalism. There are weekly writing and reading assignments that focus on structures and techniques, as well as larger manuscripts that are peer reviewed.


11309 CRW3950 Cypress Dome Editorship Rdce Time Tu 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online

CRW3950.0M01: Cypress Dome Editorship (Uttich)

Spring 2018

PR: Accepted Applicants Only
This is a two-semester course commitment, beginning in the fall. In the fall, students will actively learn the editing process—from promotion to publication—and, in the spring, produce and publish Cypress Dome, a literary magazine that features the creative literary and artistic work of selected UCF students. Students read all submissions, determine inclusions, edit accepted manuscripts, actively engage in creative design and production (including InDesign certification), and promote the magazine. In this highly collaborative course, students must be comfortable with—and committed to—a team approach and the fulfillment of individualized, independent tasks. Students are accepted by application only and must include a reference from a professor. Preference frequently given to students who have excelled in introductory and advanced writing workshops, but all applications considered. To apply, email laurie.uttich@ucf.edu.


10700 CRW4224 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online

CRW4224.0001: Advanced Nonfiction Writing Workshop (Uttich)

Spring 2018

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and CRW 3211.

This is an advanced-level creative nonfiction workshop that requires a heavy reading and writing load of multiple types of literary nonfiction. Students will actively experiment with various forms and be required to take risks with the craft, turning “facts” into “truths” with literary, story-telling techniques that push (and question) boundaries. Active, dynamic engagement and detailed, nuanced critiques of work presented by peers is mandatory.


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92594 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
81527 CRW3950 Cypress Dome Editorship Rdce Time Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
CRW3950.0M01: Cypress Dome Editorship
(Uttich)

This is a two-semester course commitment, beginning in the fall. In the fall, students will actively learn the editing process—from promotion to publication—and, in the spring, produce and publish Cypress Dome, a literary magazine that features the creative literary and artistic work of selected UCF students. Students read all submissions, determine inclusions, edit accepted manuscripts, actively engage in creative design and production (including InDesign certification), and promote the magazine. In this highly collaborative course, students must be comfortable with—and committed to—a team approach and the fulfillment of individualized, independent tasks. Students are accepted by application only and must include a reference from a professor. Preference frequently given to students who have excelled in introductory and advanced writing workshops, but all applications considered. To apply, email laurie.uttich@ucf.edu.
80325 CRW4224 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
CRW4224.0001: Advanced Nonfiction Writing Workshop
(Uttich)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and CRW 3211

This is an advanced-level creative nonfiction workshop that requires a heavy reading and writing load of multiple types of literary nonfiction. Students will actively experiment with various forms and be required to take risks with the craft, turning “facts” into “truths” with literary, story-telling techniques that push (and question) boundaries. Active, dynamic engagement and detailed, nuanced critiques of work presented by peers is mandatory.
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: Sep 21, 2016

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