Marilyn Bousquin, MFA

Adjunct Instructor of English

Experience

  • Jan. 2012 - present, Adjunct Instructor of English, Lynchburg College
  • May 2012 - present, Instructor of Writing, Writing Women's LivesTM
  • 2007 - 2009, Group Writing Instructor, The Phenomenals, Lynchburg, VA
  • Spring 2007, Instructor of Creative Writing, Bower Center for the Arts

Degrees & Certifications

  • MFA, Creative Nonfiction - Ashland University, 2011
  • MA, Children's Literature - Simmons College, 1996
  • BA, English - George Mason University, 1988
  • AWA (Amherst Writers and Artists) Group Writing Instructor, 2007

Recent Publications and Presentations

Creative Nonfiction

  • Essay "The Bruise" to appear in River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, April 2013.
  • Contributor to Kate Hopper's Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers. Viva Editions, 2012.

Scholarly

  • Review of Joanne S. Frye's Biting the Moon: A Memoir of Feminism and Motherhood. Literary Mama, October 17, 2012.
  • "The Syntax of Motherhood: A Review of Bring Down the Little Birds." Literary Mama, April 14, 2012.

Children's Books

  • Virginia Durr: Voice for Freedom. Zaner-Bloser, 2007.
  • Female Aviators: From Harriet Quimby to Eileen Collins. Zaner-Bloser, 2008.
  • The Amish. Zaner-Bloser, 2011.

Presentations

  • AWP Conference, Chicago, 2012.  Panel Presentation: "Setting Limits: Balancing Paid Writing and Creative Writing."

Professional/Research Interests

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • The Lyric Essay
  • Women's Literary History
  • Women's Personal Narratives
  • The Intersection of Personal and Cultural Narratives
  • Memoir as Cultural and Historical Document
  • Imagination in Personal Narrative
  • Writing as an Act of Consciousness and Self-Discovery

Professional Development

  • River Teeth Conference, Creative Nonfiction, Ashland, OH, May 2012
  • AWP Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, Feb. 2012
  • In Praise of the Essay: Practice & Form, Welcome Table Press, NY, Oct. 2011
  • AWP Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2011
  • Nonfiction Now, University of Iowa, IA, Nov. 2010
  • Conversations & Connections, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., April 2009
  • If We Are Sisters: Black & White Women Write Across Race, Amherst Writers and Artists, MA, July 2007

Awards & Distinctions

  • Founder, Writing Women's LivesTM, 2012
  • Manuscript Submissions Reader, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, Ashland University, 2009 - present
  • YWCA Board of Directors, Lynchburg, VA, 2005 - 2007
  • Judge, Children's Poetry Contest, The Children's Bookshop, Brookline, MA, 2000
  • Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, The Horn Book Magazine, Boston, Ma, 1999
  • Graduate Commencement Speaker, Simmons College, Boston, MA, 1996
Phone: 
434.544.8100
Email: 
bousquin.m@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 412