1. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  2. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  3. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  4. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  5. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  6. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  7. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  8. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  9. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  10. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  11. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  12. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  13. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  14. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  15. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  16. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  17. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  18. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  19. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  20. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  21. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  22. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  23. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  24. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  25. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  26. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  27. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  28. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  29. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  30. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  31. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
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 Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM 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 Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM 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 World Wide Web (W) 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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92104 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing World Wide Web (W) 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 Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM 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 Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM 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 World Wide Web (W) 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 World Wide Web (W) A 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 World Wide Web (W) 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 World Wide Web (W) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 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 Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM 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 Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM 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 World Wide Web (W) Not Online
No Description Available
81527 CRW3950 Cypress Dome Editorship Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM 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 Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM 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 Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM 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 19, 2018

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