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SHANNON CAMLIN WARD

Office Address                                                             ____________________________

Assistant Professor of English

Department of English

Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street

Fayetteville, NC 28311

 

(910) 630-7045

 

sward@methodist.edu

 

EDUCATION________________________________________________________

M.F.A. in Creative Writing

The North Carolina State University

May 2009

Thesis: Blood Creek, a full-length poetry manuscript

Adviser: Dorianne Laux

 

B.A. in English and Creative Writing (double major)

Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Magna cum laude, May 2007

 

Certification to Teach English as a Second Language

Methodist University

May 2013

 

HONORS AND AWARDS______________________________________________

Foley Poetry Prize, “Claim,” May 2016.

Balticon Poetry Prize, “Quitting Spell,” May 2016.

Prize in Southern Poetry, White Oak Kitchen, “Love Spell.” February 2016.

Honorable Mention, Princemere Poetry Prize. “Wild Strawberries.”  January 2015.

Resident Fellow, Brush Creek Ranch. June 1-12, 2015. Provided support for the

development of a full-length poetry manuscript.

Runner-up, Consequence Prize in poetry. “Ugly September.” November 2014.

Resident Fellow, Norton Island. June 26-July 7, 2014. Provided support for the

development of a full-length poetry manuscript.

Title III Mini-Grant, Methodist University, March 2014. Provided stipend to present at the

Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers’ Conference.

Resident Fellow, Yaddo, July 2013. Provided support for the development of a full-length

poetry manuscript.

Whiting Fellowship, July 2013. Provided stipend for travel costs to Yaddo.

Honorable Mention, The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition. “Spell for Our Grieving.” July

2013.

Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, “Dressing the Pig,” “Shape Shifting,” and “On Carlos

Almaraz’s Homage to Still Life,” April 2013.

Resident Fellow, Holly House, May/June 2013. Provided support for the development of a

full-length poetry manuscript.

Honorable Mention, “Dressing the Pig,” North Carolina State University Poetry Contest,

April 2013.

Quality Enhancement Plan Mini-Grant, Methodist University, April 2013. Provided stipend

to present at the Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War Conference at UC Santa

Barbara.

Title III Mini-Grant, Methodist University, October 2012. Provided stipend to attend the

2013 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference.

Resident Fellow, Anderson Center for the Arts, June 2012.  Provided support for

development of poetry manuscript, Blood Creek.

Finalist, Brenda L. Smart Poetry Contest, Spring 2009, “The Butcher.”

Bruce and Marge Petesch Fellowship, Fall 2009. Provided support for development

of poetry manuscript, Blood Creek.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, North Carolina State University, 2007-2009.

Longleaf Press Student Writing Award, Spring 2007

Robert S. Christian Award in English, Methodist University, Spring 2007.

Honorable Mention, Charles Johnson Student Fiction Contest, Crab

Orchard Review, 2007, “Ghosts”

Alpha Chi

Omicron Delta Kappa

Sigma Tau Delta

 

PUBLICATIONS______________________________________________________

Chapbook

Blood Creek. Longleaf Press. Spring 2013.

Poems

“Claim,” America. June 6-13, 2016: 31

“Quitting Spell,” BSFAN. May 27-30, 2016: 68

“Vanishing Spell,” Raleigh Review. Spring 2016: 15

“Learning to Wait,” Raising Lilly Ledbetter. Lost Horse Press. June 2015: 36

“Ugly September,” Consequence. Vol. VII, Spring 2015: 262

“Stray” and “The Man with Red Eyes,” The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII:

            North Carolina. Texas Review Press. (January 2015.)

“Old Burying Hill,” Walter. March 2014: 99

“Trash,” What Matters. Jacar Press. Fall 2013: 103

“Spell for Our Grieving,” The Binnacle 2013 Competition Chapbook. Dec. 2013.   

“Dressing the Pig,” On Carlos Almaraz’s Homage to Still Life,” and “Shape

Shifting.” Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival Chapbook. Spring 2013.

“If the House Won’t Fall.” Great River Review. Spring/Summer 2013.

“Mice.” The Burning Bush II. January 2012.

“The Butcher” and “Directions.” The Superstition Review. December 2011.

“Stray.” Tar River Poetry. Spring 2009: 42

“Sediment.” Marginalia. Volume 4 2009: 109

“Her New Father,” “Skin,” and “Poem to My Ex-Husband.” The Fifteen Project.

April 2009.

“Words.” Burdock. Winter 2009: 3

“From Scratch.” Main Street Rag. Spring 2007: 75

Podcast

“The Butcher” and “Directions.” The Superstition Review. iTunes U.  December

2012.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE___________________________________________

METHODIST UNIVERSITY

INSTRUCTOR OF ENGLISH, 2010-PRESENT

ENG 102 Composition and Introduction to Literature

ENG 101 Composition

ENG 101 Composition (Online)

ENG 100 Skills Development in English (Hybrid)

ENG 100 Skills Development in English

ESL 091  Reading Skills in the English Language

 

THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF ENGLISH, 2009-2010

ENG 102 Composition and Introduction to Literature

ENG 101 Composition

ENG 102 Composition and Introduction to Literature (Hybrid)

ENG 101 Composition (Hybrid) 

 

THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT IN ENGLISH, 2007-2009

 

ENG 287: Explorations in Creative Writing (Course Assistant)

ENG 287: Explorations in Creative Writing 

 

PRESENTATIONS____________________________________________________

Poetry Contest Winners’ Reading, Balticon 50, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace

Hotel, 28 May 2016.

“A Reading from the Southern Poetry Anthology,” Yarborough Auditorium,

Methodist University. 13 April 2015.

“Ekphrastic Poetry by Women.” Center for Poetic Thought. Washington D.C.

5 April 2014.

“Unlocking the Landscape: A Poetry Workshop.” Gulf Coast Association of Creative

Writing Teachers Conference. 29 Mar. 2014.

A Reading from Blood Creek. Southern Writers Symposium. Fayetteville, NC. 22 Feb. 2014.

“A Reading from What Matters,” Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 7 Dec. 2013.

“Ghosts,” Narrative Making in the Aftermath of War Conference, The University of

California, Santa Barbara. 26 April 2013.

Contest Winners’ Poetry Reading, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival, Page Walker Arts and

History Center, Cary, NC. 14 April 2013.

“Genre Matters,” The North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, North Carolina

State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 16 February 2013.

Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop, Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing.  Gave a

reading and lead a workshop for juvenile males in a maximum security detention

facility. 23 June 2012.

“Female Teachers Rewriting the Literary Canon in the Classroom,” Split this Rock,

Washington, District of Columbia. 23 March 2012.

Publishing Panel, Southern Writers Symposium, Methodist University, Fayetteville,

North Carolina, 17 March 2012.

“Publish or Perish: A Reading and Discussion,” Southern Writers Symposium, Methodist

University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 07 February 2011.

Resident Reading, Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines, North

Carolina, February 2007.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE______________________________________________   

METHODIST UNIVERSITY

Chair, Ad hoc committee for the development of online English classes, 2015-Present

Search Committee, English Department, 2015

Assistant Editor, Longleaf Press, 2015-Present

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, 2014-Present

Academic Standards Committee, 2013-2014

Faculty Advisor, Amnesty International Student Group, 2013-2014

Global Education Advisory Board, 2012-2014

Calendar Committee, 2012-2013, 2014-2015

Faculty Concerns Committee, 2011-2013

Southern Writers Symposium Committee, 2010-2013

Ad hoc committee for the revision of committee membership statements, 2013

Ad hoc committee for the revision of the children at work policy, 2012

Ad hoc committee for the revision of the English 102 assessment process, 2011     

 

VOLUNTEER SERVICE________________________________________________

Writing Mentor, Capitol Encore Academy, 2016.

Judge, Student Writing Contest, Marymount Manhattan College, 2016.

Judge, Emerging Writers Contest. Southern Writers Symposium, 2015.

Animal Welfare, Unchain Cumberland County. Domesticate, neuter, and provide

home for feral cat. Fall 2015.

Judge, Methodist University Creativity and Research Symposium, 2015.

Clothing, Knitting Group. Knit hats for sailors at sea for Christmas. Fall 2014.

Animal Welfare. Foster and find home for wild kitten. Fall 2014.

Judge, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition, 2014.

Judge, Emerging Writers Contest. Southern Writers Symposium, 2014.

Clothing, Knitting Group. Knit hats for the homeless. Fall 2013.

Mentor, Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Mentor women poets in Afghanistan and

help to expose readers in the United States to their work. July 2013.

Judge, Methodist University Creativity and Research Symposium, 17 Apr. 2013.

Clothing, Knitting Group. Knit hats for chemotherapy patients. Spring 2013.

Clothing, Knitting Group. Knit hats for elementary school children in a low-income

school district. Fall  2012.

Sheltering, The Red Cross. Helped to clean and close a shelter for the volunteers

involved in mass feeding exercises. September 02, 2012.

Feeding, The Red Cross. Served dinner to over 200 National Guard troops training on Fort

Bragg. August 28, 2012.

Exam Breakfast. Served students breakfast before exams. May 2012.

Fayetteville Beautiful Community Clean-Up, The Red Cross. April 2012.

Judge, Fields of Earth Poetry Contest. Writers Inc. Guild. April 2012.

Safe and Well Linking, The Red Cross. Completed a course that enables me to help

with disaster services. March 2012.

Critique Sessions, Southern Writers Symposium, 2012.

Stop Hunger Now, Methodist University. Helped to prepare and package meals to

distribute to schools and orphanages around the world. January 2012.

Shelter Operations, The Red Cross. Completed courses that will enable me to open and

manage shelters in the event of an emergency. January 2012.

Judge, Raleigh Charter High School. Poetry Challenge and Poetry Out loud, May 2008 and

May 2009.

 

REFERENCES _______________________________________________________

Available upon request

 

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