UAHuntsville English Department to offer fall Creative Writing course

            HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (June 18, 2011) — Poet Anna Lowe Weber will teach a creative writing class this fall at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). 

       The UAHuntsville English Department will offer Poetry Writing (EH 411/511) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. The class will be centered on a writing workshop. Students will share and comment on each other's work, in addition to discussing poetic concepts such as imagery, tone, form, and metaphor. Also the students will read the work of various poets including James Wright, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, and Mary Oliver.

       Weber, an accomplished poet is currently a part-time lecturer in the English Department at Penn State, Altoona. Weber holds an MFA from Purdue University in Creative Writing. She will join UAHuntsville’s English Department in the fall and teach creative writing.

       Two new poems by Weber A Man Dies in the South. A Widow Mourns and Of Course the Dead Are Hungry were recently published in the Spring 2011 edition of The 2 River View. Her works have also been published in The Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Iowa Review, Green Mountains Review and the Redivider, and Verse Daily.

     She is the wife of Dr. Ryan Weber, who will also join the UAHuntsville English Department in the fall as Director of Business and Technical Writing. He will teach a variety of business and technical writing related courses. Ryan Weber earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and is now at Penn State, Altoona.  

For more information
Joyce Anderson-Maples, (256) 824-2101