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Creative Writing Faculty

Garrett J. Brown, Assistant Professor, (gbrown24@aacc.edu)

Garrett Brown’s first book of poems, Manna Sifting, won the Liam Rector First Book Prize in 2009. His other awards include the Paul Carroll Award in Creative Writing in 2011, 1st place in the Poetry Center of Chicago’s 2005 Juried Reading, judged by Jorie Graham, runner-up in the 2003 Maryland Emerging Voices competition. His work can be found in journals including Poetry East, TriQuarterly, Natural Bridge, the American Poetry Journal, Urbanite Baltimore, the Ledge, and in his 2003 chapbook, Panning the Sky. Professor Brown teaches: ENG 200 - Introduction to Creative Writing, ENG 202- Creative Writing: Beginning Poetry Workshop & ENG 205 Creative Writing Portfolio Development

Steve Canaday, Associate Professor, (sbcanaday@aacc.edu)

Steve Canaday took his first screenwriting class at the University of Virginia when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. In his dissertation (late Jurassic period), he explores the Off-Off Broadway theater movement that exploded in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Since that time, he has taught over two dozen different film and drama courses at AACC, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland at College Park including courses on modern and experimental theater, American drama, Shakespeare, Hitchcock, and Woody Allen. He has served as stage manager at the Signature Theater and has directed a number of plays at AACC. Professor Canaday teaches: ENG 203:Creative Writing: Writing for Stage and Screen Workshop & ENG 205- Creative Writing Portfolio Development.

Susan A. Cohen, Professor, (sacohen3@aacc.edu) (https://sites.google.com/site/susanacohenphd/)

Susan A. Cohen is co-editor of Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing (University of Utah Press, 2010), editor of Shorewords: A Collection of American Women’s Coastal Writings (University of Virginia Press, 2003), and the author of numerous creative nonfiction essays and essays on American literature and the environment. Her most recent essay, “Tidal Subtidal” was published in Companions in Wonder (MIT Press, 2012). Professor Cohen teaches: ENG 200 - Introduction to Creative Writing, ENG 201- Creative Writing: Beginning Fiction Workshop, ENG 204- Creative Writing: Nonfiction Workshop, ENG 205- Creative Writing Portfolio Development & ENG 275-77- Literary Publishing Practicum

Jaque Lyman, Associate Professor, (jslyman@aacc.edu)

Professor Lyman teaches: ENG 200 - Introduction to Creative Writing, ENG 201- Creative Writing: Beginning Fiction Workshop & ENG 205- Creative Writing Portfolio Development