Linda Loomis

Adjunct Instructor


Contact

327 Marano Campus Center
315.312.2610
linda.loomis@oswego.edu

Office hours

Fall 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
2:00 - 4:00
or by appointment

Linda Loomis

Linda Loomis, BA and MA from SUNY Oswego, teaches in the English/Creative Writing department. She formerly directed the journalism program and, in the 1990s, was director of communications and editor of the alumni magazine for the Office of Alumni and University Development. She was an editor of the award- winning Liverpool Salina Review newspaper for 20 years prior to that and was named New York State Press Association Writer of the Year.

In addition to newspaper and magazine writing, she has several poems and personal narratives published in journals and anthologies. She is grateful to teach at Oswego where she works with "wonderful, talented young adults" as they develop their writing styles. She also regularly offers writing workshops for teens and adults through area libraries.

Classes taught

FALL 2018 COURSES

CRW 208/820 TR 11:10-12:30 210 Marano CC
CRW 308/810 TR 9:35-10:55 210 Marano CC

CRW 208 CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING: INTERMEDIATE-In this beginning workshop in creative nonfiction students read true stories by established writers, practice craft through short exercises, write essays to share in workshop, and offer constructive feedback (critique) on each other’s essays.Our goals are to hone writing skills, develop a critical vocabulary, learn workshop procedures and etiquette, and become familiar with a variety of forms within the nonfiction genre. To complete this course successfully students must attend class, complete assignments on time and to the stated guidelines, and fully engage in class activities and discussions.

CRW 308 CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING: INTERMEDIATE-This is an intermediate workshop in creative nonfiction.  Students read and discuss work in the genre by established writers, practice craft through short exercises, write a long-form essay for workshop, and offer constructive critique on each other’s writing.  We discuss matters unique to nonfiction, such as the flexibility of “truth,” the unreliability of memory, and the ethics of writing about stories that may be sensitive to others.  Our goals are to hone writing skills, expand critical vocabulary, explore additional forms of nonfiction not covered previously, learn to integrate various forms of research, and consider important writing issues. To complete this course successfully students must attend class, complete assignments on time and to the stated guidelines, and fully engage in class activities and discussions. 

CRW 208 is a prerequisite.