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Jessica Folk

Full Time Instructor

324 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Fall 2016
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
11:30 - 12:30
or by appointment

Jessica Folk

Jessica Folk is a Visiting Instructor in the English and Creative Writing Department. She earned a BA in Creative Writing and Cinema & Screen Studies right here at SUNY Oswego. She also holds a MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Jessica has published two slam poems and a short nonfiction piece with Ghost City Press, wrote a short film, entitled "Five", which was featured on the African American Short Film Series in 2015-16, wrote and produced the music video for the song "Home Forever" on behalf of Beautiful Mess Productions. Her thesis script "Poster Girl" has placed in numerous national screenwriting competitions, including the California Women's Film Festival. Jessica continues to pursue publication, screenwriting and producing in her future endeavors.


Ghost City Press - "I See You" & "Once is Enough" (Slam Poetry)
Ghost City Press - "Sing Us a Song" (Creative Nonfiction)

Awards and honors

"Poster Girl" - Finalist at the California Women's Film Festival

Performances and exhibitions

Writer/UPM - "Five" ( password: yellow
Writer/Producer - "Home Forever" (


BA Creative Writing and Cinema & Screen Studies - SUNY Oswego
MFA Screenwriting - Chapman University (Orange, CA)

Classes taught

Fall 2016 Courses

CRW 201/820MWF9:10-10:05306 Marano CC
CRW 207/820MWF12:40-1:35208 Marano CC
CRW 307/800MWF1:50-2:45208 Marano CC
ENG 220/800MWF10:20-11:15306 Marano CC

CRW 201/820-This introductory course explores the screenwriting genre as it applies to a visual medium.  Students will engage in writing exercises to learn the elements of story, character development, structure, scene study and dialogue.  Students will also analyze professional screenplays, learn to pitch and write their own short film script.  No prerequisite.

ENG 220/800-Using examples from popular culture, social media, film, television, novels and popular trends as the “text”, this course examines what effect our culture has on modern media and vice versa. Students will take a deeper look at what it means to be human and interact with the world, as it exists today. Specific topics will be examined using zombie lore, fairytales in popular culture and much more!