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Rebecca Byrkit

Rebecca.Byrkit@asu.edu

Instructor
School of Letters Science Poly
Faculty
Mail Code: 0180

Bio

Rebecca Byrkit teaches courses in creative nonfiction as a founding faculty member of the Master of Liberal Studies program at Arizona State University. Among these courses: Writing About Social Issues (MLS 501) and numerous Special Topics courses (MLS 598), including Biography, The Arrival of Belief, Writing About Science and Nature, and The Memoir and Personal Essay.

Becky also teaches creative writing, literature, and professional writing for ASU Polytechnic. She served as a visiting faculty member at the American College of Greece in Athens, taught creative writing at the University of Arizona, and lived and taught advanced writing courses from Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. She served for three years as the Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Book Festival in Flagstaff.

Becky is an award-winning author who work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, Arizona Highways, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Best of Exquisite Corpse, the online Rolling Stone, as well as numerous other excellent journals and anthologies. Her fourth book of poems, Whoa, was recently published by Kariboux Ltd. (2012). Her first book, zealand was nominated for the Western States Book Award, and her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by six publications.

Becky came to teach, write, and write about creative nonfiction as "a poet first, a teller of stories next, and a curator of memory, finally." She currently serves as the Faculty Advisor in Creative Nonfiction for Superstition Review at ASU.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 379 Travel Writing
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598 Special Topics

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 379 Travel Writing
ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW
WAC 107 Intro to Academic Writing

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MLS 598 Special Topics

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 379 Travel Writing
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 352 Short Story
ENG 379 Travel Writing
ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MLS 598 Special Topics

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 379 Travel Writing
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 241 Literatures of the US to 1860
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 352 Short Story
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 215 Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry
ENG 204 Intro to Contemporary Lit
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 379 Travel Writing
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 593 Applied Project

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
ENG 215 Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 241 Literatures of the US to 1860
ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598 Special Topics

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 215 Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction
MLS 598 Special Topics

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598 Special Topics

Winter 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW

Summer 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 204 Intro to Contemporary Lit
ENG 215 Strategies of Academic Writing
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598 Special Topics

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