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Laurie MacDiarmid
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Laurie MacDiarmid

Professor of English

Laurie MacDiarmid is a professor of English who's intimately involved in writing leadership at SNC as the college’s writer in residence and director of the Writing Center. Her scholarship and creative work focus on issues of identity and relation. Her chapbook of poetry, "Float," explores the joys and challenges of motherhood, while her full-length poetry manuscript, "Consolation Prize," examines memory, family, class, country, gender, sexuality and other crucial markers of identity.

MacDiarmid is a recipient of the Bishop Robert F. Morneau Community Service Award and the Leonard Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching.

  • ENGL 150 Literature and Writing
  • ENGL 215 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 304 Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENGL 308 Poetry Workshop
  • ENGL 307 Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 356 Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL 425 Advanced Seminar in Creative Writing

  • B.A. – Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.A. – Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., M.F.A. – University of Arizona

  • Literary modernism
  • Poetry
  • Creative writing

T. S. Eliot’s Civilized Savage: Religious Eroticism and Poetics, Routledge Press Float, Finishing Line Press (Consolation Prize, Georgetown Review Press)