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Elizabeth Watzke, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Watzke

Department of English
ewatzke@marylhurst.edu 

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Education

Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing, Florida State University
M.Phil. in Australian Studies, University of Western Australia, Fulbright Scholar
MFA in Fiction, University of Pittsburgh
BA in English Literature, University of Pittsburgh, magna cum laude

Classes Taught

Academic Writing: The Research Paper
Introduction to Drama Genre

About

Beth Watzke has been published in The Writing Room, Westerly,
Antipodes, The AWP Chronicle, Puerto Del Sol, The Gale Group's online Short Story Collection, and in Marylhurst's online journal, M Review. She has worked as a tutor and editor, and she earned TEFL certification in Guadalajara, Mexico before moving to Portland in 2002. She has been creative consultant to the Marylhurst Players student acting group and she is a local member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She also works in Animal Care & Advocacy and pursues certification in Equine Integrated Performance Bodywork.


Publications

Foul Papers: excerpts from The Confessions of Judith Shakespeare Quiney. M Review (2005)

Queenie: Hunting. Puerto del Sol, New Mexico State University (spring 1999)

Faith and Sources of Faith. The Writing Room, ed. Eve Shelnutt (1989)

On the Verge: Place in the Early Fiction of Tim Winton. Reading Tim Winton, eds. Richard Rossiter and Lyn Jacobs (1993)

Writing the West: Regionalism and Western Australia. Westerly (autumn 1992)

An Interview with Tim Winton. Associated Writing Programs Chronicle, Old Dominion University (May 1992)

Where Pigs Speak in Tongues and Angels Come and Go. Antipodes (December 1991)

Awards

Residency, Hedgebrook Foundation Retreat for Women Writers, Langley, Washington (2004)
Graduate Student Creative Writing Award, Florida State University (1996)
Fulbright Scholar, University of Western Australia, Perth (1991)
Osip Award for Literary Excellence, University of Pittsburgh (1986)

 

 

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