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Giving voice...

Creative Writing

Committee members 2014-15:
Matthew Vollmer, Chair; Joe Scallorns, ex officio; Elizabeth Bloomer, Sara Crickenberger, Erika Meitner, Aileen Murphy, Lucinda Roy

Committee Charge

MFA faculty minutes

2015-16 minutes

10/07 Dissolution of ePortfolio; deliberation over Undergraduate Research Conference; Community Writing course approved; discussion of study abroad opportunities; discussion of 2744 enrollments

2014-15 minutes

4/27 Student rep: more genre-specific classes, workshop on publishing; class sizes; ePortfolio; Etgar Keret visit; Patricia Engel not rescheduled
2/9 Writing About Illness course proposal; minor hours reduced from 21 to 18; Tiffany Trent sci-fi workshop or course; upcoming events; Center for the Arts collaboration
11/10 Visiting writers suggestions, deliberation; high school contests
10/13 ENGL 3984: Mystery Writing approved; Provost's concerns; CW major hours


2011-12 Minutes Combined

2010-11 Minutes Combined

2008-09 minutes

10/8 Sigma Tau Delta "sharing nights"; Visiting Writers Series: selection; book discussion groups: encouraging attendance; undergrad rep to the Undergraduate Committee; Sweet Briar College Conference: selection of students; panel on MFA programs for undergraduates
10/22 Feasibility of a custom text for 2744


2007-08 minutes

8-24 Academy of American Poetry Prize; visiting writers; Responding to Disturbing Writing; ePortfolios; GTA rep
9-15 Discussion of next years visiting writers, internships
10-5 MFA Report and issues
10-26 Additional Readings, nominating UG student to the comm., AWP conf bookfair
1-18 AWP conf table display, UG conf CW submissions, Visiting Writers and "book club" preview


2006-07 minutes

8-23 Search, Governance (MFA), Speakers
9-27 Job Search, Summer Camp, Screenwriting Course Proposal
1-17 Semester Planning, Visiting Writers, VT Literary Award
5-02 Submissions to Best New American Voices (fiction); visiting writers for 07-08; guidelines on responding to student writing

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