Robin Greene, MFA, Leads Oaxaca Women’s Writing Workshop 2011

We want to introduce you to Robin Greene, M.F.A., who is the creative writing instructor for our Oaxaca Women’s Writing Retreat.  Robin has a comprehensive and versatile writing and teaching background.  In addition to writing and publishing poetry in major literary magazines and journals, she is also a published fiction and non-fiction writer.  She has been teaching and coaching traditional and non-traditional adult students in university settings throughout her career.  As editor of the highly respected Longleaf Press, she  identifies and publishes emerging poets.  Robin is described by students and colleagues as nurturing, understanding, supportive, very talented, and highly competent.

Robin Greene Curriculum Vita — Education, Teaching, Publications, Presentations

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Education:

M.F.A., Writing, 1991,  Vermont College of Fine Arts,  (Norwich University),  Montpelier, VT  05601

M.A., English, 1985, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY  13901

B.A., English, 1975, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT  06602

Professional Experience:

Director, Writing Center, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC (2007-present)

Professor of English & Writing, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC (2005-present)

Editor, Longleaf Press at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC (1997-present)

Writing Consultant (creative & expository), Fayetteville area (1994-present)

Associate Professor of English, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC (2002-2005)

Assistant Professor of English, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC (1998-2002)

Instructor of English, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC (1996-1998)

Instructor of English, Evening College at Methodist College (1991-1996)

English Faculty (Mentor) Empire State College, Binghamton Campus, Binghamton, NY (1987-1989)

Instructor, Continuing Education Department & Center for Distance Learning,

Empire State College, Binghamton Campus, Binghamton, NY (1987-1989)

Instructor, Tutor, Graduate Assistant, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY (1983-1986)

Teaching Experience:

English 100—Remedial English; English 101—Freshman Composition; English 102—Freshman

Literature and Composition; English 204—Genres of Creative Writing; English 207—Reviewing

Writing; English 320—Advanced Expository Writing; English 322—Business Writing; English

325—Creative Writing Poetry; English 416—Teaching College Composition; English 485—Advanced Creative Writing Poetry

Book Publications—Poetry:

Lateral Drift, Windows on History Press (2002)

Memories of Light, Harperprints (1991)

Book Publications—Nonfiction:

Real Birth, Women Share Their Stories, Generation Books (2000)

Book Publications—Fiction:

Augustus: Narrative of a Slave Woman, Plain View Press (forthcoming 2010)

Journal Publications—Poetry:

Literary Map of North Carolina, “Liberty” (2009)

The Ledge, “Shopping List” (2009)

The Ledge, “Swing Shift” (2009)

Mountain High, Traveling the Blue Ridge” (2008)

Poetica Magazine, “Dead Man Playing Bridge” (March 2008)

White Pelican Review, “What We Have” (April 2008)

Poetica Magazine, “Remission” (2007)

Sea, Sand, and Sail, anthology “Rockaway” (2007)

KAKALAK: An Anthology of Carolina Poets, “Walking Meditation” (2007)

Margaret Reid Anthology, “Impossible Arrangement” (2006)

The Teachers’ Voice, “Fuck” (2006)

Conte “Beneath the Stones” (2006)

Conte, “Looking Glass Falls” (2006)

Illuminations, “Silver Chain” (2006)

Illuminations, “This Old Dress I Call Jewish” republished for anthology (2006)

KAKALAK: An Anthology of Carolina Poets, “My Best Friend Naked” (2006)

The Comstock Review, “My Life as a Poem” (2006)

Rockhurst Review, “This Old Dress I Call Jewish” (2005)

Tar Wolf Review, “Night Watching” ( 2005)

Heartlodge, “Born” (2005)

Poetry Motel, “Blackbirds” (2004)

White Pelican Review, “Trouble Is” (2004)

Buckle, “Anniversary Walk” (2003)

White Pelican Review, “Peripheral Vision” (2002)

FreeDOM, “Twenty Dollar Bill” (2002)

FreeDOM, “Eating Death” (2002)

Midday Reader, “The Necklace” (2002)

Midday Moon, “Obscene Caller” (2002)

Lonzie’s Fried Chicken, “Thank You for Shopping Wal-Mart” (2001)

Sow’s Ear, “My Son at Seventeen” (2001)

Asheville Poetry Review, “Everyone is Someone Else” (1999)

Storyboard 4, “Ama: The Women Divers of Japan” (1997)

The Chester H. Jones Annual Anthology, “Another Take on Creation” (1994)

The Farmer’s Market, “At Liberty Veterinary Clinic” (1994)

Encodings, “Life of the Body” (1994)

Southern Poetry Review, “The Landscape of Desire” (1994)

The Charlotte Poetry Review, “Last Light,” “Liberty, NC” (1993)

The Devil’s Millhopper, “Kevin Last” (1992)

Carolina Quarterly, “Dehorning the Bull” (1992)

Circumference, “Trip to the City,” “Regrets” (1991)

Vermont Times, “Night Walking” (1991)

Filtered Images: Anthology of Southern Women Writers, “Loose Photograph” (1991)

Midland Review, “The Sound Mm…” (1990)

Midland Review, “Confessions of a Witness” (1989)

Sequoia, “The Basilisk” (1987)

Poetry International, “Private Wars” (1980)

The Poet, “Going Home from the Out Islands” (1979)

Goblets, “My Distance with Lindgrin” (1976)

CT Entertainer, “Fractures” (1975)

Central CT State College Journal, “We Are Like Wednesday” (1975)

Anagnorisis, “Sometimes in Therapy,” “In Response to the Weather” (1974)

Underleaf, “Time” (1973)

Publications—Nonfiction:

Village Rambler, “Begging Off” (2006)

FreeDOM, “Why One Professor Likes International Students in Her Classroom (2002)

Duke Gifted Letter, “Educating Dan—Taking Educational Risks” (2001)

Pregnancy Magazine, “Postpartum Depression—One Mother’s Story” (2001)

Pregnancy Magazine “How to Write Your Own Birthing Story” (2001)

The Network News, “How I Found My Publisher: Networking at the NCWN Fall Conference” (1999)

Journey Proud, Anthology of Women Writers, “My Small Part of the World” (1994)

The Network News, “The Writer’s Bookshelf” (1993)

Arts Line “Al Frego, Public Artist and Sculptor,” (1993)

Radio:

Interview, “Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives,” NPR Fayetteville, NC affiliate (2003)

Interview, “The Women’s Journal,” NPR Fayetteville, NC affiliate (1999)

Commentary, “My Son in Key West,” NPR affiliate, Chapel Hill, NC (1999)

Readings/Online Credits—Poetry/Nonfiction:

Methodist College faculty poetry reading, Fayetteville, NC (2006)

NC Arts Council, Featured Online “Poet of the Week” (2006)

Online Featured Writer, Longridge Writers’ Group, Oregon (2005)

Open Gates Book Club, Fayetteville, NC (2003)

Lucy Daniels Foundation, Cary, NC (2003)

Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, NC (2002)

Barnes & Noble, Durham, NC (2000)

Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, NC (2000)

The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC (2000)

The Arts Council, Rocky Mount, NC (2000)

The Regulator Bookstore, Durham, NC (1999)

The Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC (1999)

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (1998)

Henderson Arts Council, Henderson, NC (1997)

UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC (1997)

The North Carolina Writers’ Network, Carborro, NC (1996)

UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC (1994)

The Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC (1991)

SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY (1987)

Trinity College, CT (1975)

Mohegan Community College, CT (1975)

Wesleyan College, CT (1975)

Central Connecticut State College, CT (1975)

Quinnipiac College, CT (1975)

The Gunnery, CT (1975)

Connecticut College, CT (1975)

Mattatuck Community College, CT (1975)

Manchester Community College, CT (1975)

Yale University, CT (1975)

Workshops, Community Teaching, Conferences, Papers, and Community Service:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, annual conference, presenter: “Thinking outside the QEP Box” Atlanta, GA (2010)

Southeastern Association of Writing Centers, conference, presenter: “A Diversity of Needs” (2009)

Southeastern Association of Writing Centers, conference participant, Savannah, GA (2008)

Presenter: “How to Analyze Poetic Texts,” Cumberland County Honors and A.P. English Teachers, Fayetteville, NC (February 2008)

Fayetteville Women’s Conference, Fayetteville, NC: presented paper, “Still Her” (October 2007)

Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines, NC: writer-in-residence (2007)

North Carolina Poetry Society, Southern Pines, NC: workshop leader: “Present Tense Poetry” (2007)

Haymount United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, NC: guest lecturer: American Buddhism (2007)

Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines, NC: writer-in-residence (2006)

Judge, 71st High School Poetry Contest, Fayetteville, NC (2005)

Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines, NC: writer-in-residence (2005)

Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC: invitation-only workshop/retreat participant (2005)

Spilman Conference, Virginia Military Institute, conference participant (2005)

Judge, Regional Arts Grants, Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC (2005)

Judge, Regional Art Grants, Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC (2004)

Selected Participant in NC Arts Council / Creative Capital Workshop: Strategic Development for Artists, Winston-Salem, NC (2004)

Judge, NC Arts Council, Literature Touring Directory, Raleigh, NC (2004)

Presenter: “Critical Reading of Informational Texts,” Cumberland County, NC (2004)

Presenter: “How to Teach Effective Argumentation,” Cumberland County, NC (2004)

Presenter: “Developing High School Literary,” Cumberland County, NC (2004)

Selected Participant in NEA / NC Arts Council / Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, Hendersonville, NC (2004)

Judge, Regional Arts Grants, NEA, in the field of literature, Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC (2003)

Presenter: High School English Teachers: “What Students Need To Know,” Cumberland County, NC (2003)

Presenter: All Faculty/Three All Day Seminars: “Writing for Success,” Salemburg Elementary School, Sampson County, NC (2002-2003)

Presenter: “What High School English Teachers Need to Know about College English,” Cumberland County Honors and A.P. English Teachers, Fayetteville, NC (2002)

Presenter: “How to Teach Poetry to High School Students,” Cumberland County Honors & A.P. English Teachers, Fayetteville, NC (2002)

Guest Lecturer: The Art of Meditation, Fayetteville State Univ., Fayetteville, NC (2002)

Workshop Leader, “Poetry in Motion: the Process of Writing a Poem,” North Carolina Poetry Society, Greenville, NC (2002)

Judge, Regional Arts Grants, NEA, in the field of literature, Fayetteville Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC (2001)

Presenter: Duke University, Gifted and Talented Conference, Durham, NC (2001)

Manuscript Editor, North Carolina Writers’ Network, faculty, Charlotte, NC (2001)

Moderator, Site Coordinator, Blumenthal Writers and Readers Series, Methodist College (2000-03)

Awards Ceremony, Featured Speaker, Pine Forest Middle School, Fayetteville, NC (2001)

Workshop Presenter, “How to Teach Poetry to Teens” (Presentation for Youth Services Librarians) Cumberland Public Library, Fayetteville, NC (2001)

Co-founder Sandhills Dharma Group, Fayetteville, NC (2000)

Manuscript Editor, NC Writers’ Network, faculty position, Raleigh, NC (2000)

Workshop Presenter, “Writing in the Classroom—How to Motivate our Kids,” Salemburg Elementary School, Salemburg, NC (2000)

Featured Guest, Women’s Studies Program, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (2000)

Judge, Harperprints Chapbook Contest, Chapel Hill, NC (2000)

Judge, Regional Arts Grants Awards, Fayetteville, NC (2000)

Workshop Presenter, “Approaches to the NC Fourth Grade Writing Test,” Long Hill Elementary School, Fayetteville, NC (2000)

Workshop Presenter, “Integrating the Curriculum” Howard Hall School, Fayetteville, NC (1999)

Workshop Presenter, “Everything You Wanted to Know about Grammar but Were Afraid to Ask,” Howard Hall School, Fayetteville, NC (1999)

Workshop Leader, “Writing in Context,” Seabrook Elementary School, NC (1998)

Coordinator/Reader, “Mayday for the Arts” events, Fayetteville, NC (1997, 1998)

Poetry Workshop Leader, Women’s Group, Grove View Terrace, Fayetteville, NC (1997)

Judge, Spelling Contest, St. Patrick’s School, Fayetteville, NC (1996)

Presenter:  “Teaching Creative Writing,” Cross Creek Reading Council, Fayetteville, NC (1996)

Judge, Fayetteville Observer-Times Christmas Short Story Contest (1994)

Workshop Leader, Writers’ Day, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC (1994)

Visiting Writer, Partners in Education Program, Fayetteville, NC (1991-1997)

Workshop Instructor, poetry, Chapel Hill, NC (1994)

Workshop Instructor, poetry, Chapel Hill, NC (1992)

Writing Workshop Leader, Durham South High, Durham, NC (1992)

Workshop Leader, Poet, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC (1993)

Professional Associations:

National Council of Teachers of English (2003-present)

North Carolina Writers’ Network, (1992-present)

North Carolina Writers’ Network Board of Trustees (1995-1998)

Southeastern Writing Center Association (2007-present)

International Writing Center Association (2007-present)

University Committee Service:

Tenure and Promotion committee / Chair of Quality Enhancement Plan committee, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Executive committee / Freshman Reading Selection committee,

Chair of Publications Committee / Academic Standards committee / Writing Across the Curriculum committee, Critical Thinking committee / various English and Writing Department search committees

Honors and Awards:

Visiting Professor, University of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasia Romania (2007)

Sabbatical awarded, Methodist University, (2007)

Professor of the Year, Methodist College, NC (2000)

Faculty Summer Research Grant recipient, Methodist College, NC (2000)

Blumenthal Writers and Readers Series, selected writer, NC (2000)

Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN, selected presenter, TN (1999)

Writer-in-Residence, MUSE Program, NC (1996, 1997)

First Place Winner, Chester H. Jones Foundation Poetry Award, National (1994)

NC Public School Outreach Grant recipient, NC (1994)

Blumenthal Writers and Readers Series, selected writer, NC (1994)

NC/NEA Fellowship in Writing, National and NC State Award (1992-1993)

First Place Winner, Harperprints Chapbook Contest, NC (1991)

Merit Award, Vermont College MFA Program, VT (1989-1991)

Teaching Assistantship, SUNY-Binghamton, NY (1983-1985)

Writing Scholarship, Antioch International Program, OH (1976)

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of Bridgeport, CT (1975)

Poet-in-Residence, Hewlett Public Library, NY (1975)

First Place Winner, CT Poetry Contest, CT (1975)

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