Linda Loomis

Adjunct Instructor


327 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 - 12:00
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


CRW 205/810 TR 12:45-2:05 210 Marano CC
CRW 208/800 TR 2:20-3:40 210 Marano CC

CRW 205 POETRY WRITING: INTRODUCTORY-In CRW 205, we explore the art of poetry, discovering ways to use language to express essential details of experience. We will learn and practice the conventions of poetic composition, including image, metaphor, diction, voice, line, form, sound and revision. We will read widely within the form, including canonical poems, but focusing primarily on contemporary poets and the work of our peers in class. The course culminates with the submission of a portfolio of revised poems written during the semester. 

CRW 208 CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING: INTRODUCTORY-CRW 208 is an introductory workshop in nonfiction. Students will read and discuss the work of established writers and will become familiar with creative writing skills such as crafting scenes, using dialogue effectively, and building strong characters and themes.  They will complete short exercises and write a full-length essay.  Students will improve their writing skills, share constructive criticism in a workshop setting, begin to build a critical vocabulary and become familiar with the genre of nonfiction.